COMPLETE: Hamlet by William Shakespeare (v. 3) - al

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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 3:41 am

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/hamlet-version-3-by-william-shakespeare/
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  2. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here

    To find a role to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which role you'd like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  3. New to recording?

    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/index.html
  5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per act.
  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:
    At the beginning: Act [#] of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare . This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

    At the end: End of Act [#]. At the end of the play, add End of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare .

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 hamlet_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number and 'role' is the name of your character.
    ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: al - wildemoose
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Miss Avarice
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Post by Miss Avarice » July 5th, 2012, 4:17 am

If Ophelia isn't taken may I have the part? (If she is unavailable feel free to put me down for whatever you think would be good.) thanks!
Last edited by Miss Avarice on July 5th, 2012, 4:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 4:17 am

Is this a vanity project? Heck yeah! But I did notice that very few of the readers who participated in our last Hamlet in 2009 are still around...so this should be a good opportunity for some of our newer Shakespeare lovers.

Cross-gender casting (as you might imagine) is not only acceptable but welcome for this project! Claim away!

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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 4:17 am

Miss Avarice wrote:If Ophelia isn't taken may I have the part? (If she is feel free to put me down for whatever you think would be good.) thanks!
Heh, you posted before I even got my little intro post going. :) Ophelia is yours!

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Post by Miss Avarice » July 5th, 2012, 4:18 am

Haha I have been hovering around the launch pad since I realized I didn't have any open sections....... I'm a little embarrassed now :P
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And I eat men like air.
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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 4:20 am

Miss Avarice wrote:Haha I have been hovering around the launch pad since I realized I didn't have any open sections....... I'm a little embarrassed now :P
Oh please, you're talking to the premier Launch Pad stalker. :P

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Post by Miss Avarice » July 5th, 2012, 4:23 am

If it says "Drama" I am so on it! Even if I have no idea what it's about! I almost always get the small children/ingenue parts anyhow, not that I'm complaining ;) I'm excited to read Hamlet. It's one of my favorites!
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Post by JohanLiebert » July 5th, 2012, 5:24 am

Hi Arielle!

I want to be on the cast but I don't know who to pick... :hmm:

can you just assign me a role? :)
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Post by alg1001 » July 5th, 2012, 5:28 am

Hi Arielle,

Could I be Queen Gertrude? or Laertes if you think it would be better.

Thanks!
-Amy

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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 5:39 am

JohanLiebert wrote:Hi Arielle!

I want to be on the cast but I don't know who to pick... :hmm:

can you just assign me a role? :)
Sure, how about Reynaldo? It's a small role but he has a fun scene with Polonius.

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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 5:39 am

alg1001 wrote:Hi Arielle,

Could I be Queen Gertrude? or Laertes if you think it would be better.

Thanks!
-Amy
I think you'd be a fabulous Gertrude, Amy!

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Post by bobgon55 » July 5th, 2012, 5:40 am

Arielle,
May I have the First Player/Player King?

Bob
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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 5:41 am

bobgon55 wrote:Arielle,
May I have the First Player/Player King?

Bob
Absolutely!

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Post by bobgon55 » July 5th, 2012, 6:10 am

Arielle,

I would also like to claim the Ghost. Love that guy! :wink:

Bob
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Post by wildemoose » July 5th, 2012, 6:18 am

bobgon55 wrote:Arielle,

I would also like to claim the Ghost. Love that guy! :wink:

Bob
Done!

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