(Complete) History Plays for the Grammar Grades - mb

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Post by m8b1 » March 8th, 2013, 10:15 am

Barring any orphans, there are only 14 small roles left. They are all male, excepting the unspecified "people" roles of course, but I have no problem with them being played by a woman (trying to sound more like a man is a plus though! :-)) The only thing I ask is please do not claim two or more roles in the same play that actually "talk" to each other!

I'm going to try to go through and pull out the lines for each character that still needs to be read, so that any potential claimant can see how easy it is! Starting with the first play still needing lines read:


Play #6 Pilgrims:

People (2 lines):
Here come Miles Standish and his men! Welcome back to the Mayflower! What have you found, Standish?

It is God's will.

Second Man (4 lines):
While we were examining an Indian snare, Bradford (points to Bradford) found himself swinging by one leg in the air—(much laughter). We have found a new way to catch game.

Yes we should. The time for rejoicing has come.

We will have games and military movements.

We will invite Massasoit and his warriors who have been so kind to us.

Bradford (3 lines):
Yes we must keep up our careful watching.

You talk good English.

We will be glad to learn all this Squanto. You are a good friend to us.

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Post by balaonspace » March 24th, 2013, 10:51 am

I would like to read 80, 87 and anything that you find which doesnt clash with my previous roles.

cheers
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Post by m8b1 » March 25th, 2013, 9:11 am

balaonspace wrote:I would like to read 80, 87 and anything that you find which doesnt clash with my previous roles.

cheers
Great! I've also put you down for 059 - Robert Livingston in George Washington. That was the only other role that I could find that wasn't in one of the same acts you were already in.

Thanks a bunch!

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Post by balaonspace » March 26th, 2013, 1:56 pm

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Post by m8b1 » March 26th, 2013, 2:00 pm

Thank you very much!

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Post by tekksavvy318 » March 26th, 2013, 5:58 pm

hello admin and librivoxers,
Since I got my mic fixed, this is my attempt on section 35...
Second man
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/mb/historyplays_secondman_35.mp3
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Post by m8b1 » March 27th, 2013, 12:16 pm

Hi tekksavvy,

Thanks for the part. I downloaded it to take a listen, and there is a really loud hum/buzz to it. It sounds like some kind of electrical interference to me. Do you have anything plugged in near it? I listened to another file you submitted the other day and it was great - no problem at all like with this one. If you listen with earphones, you will definitely be able to hear it. :-) I tried noisecleaning it on my end, but it didn't really work out well.

Also, with the different roles (unless it is narrator), you don't need to do the long Librivox disclaimer, just: [Role], read by [your name].

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Post by HughGil » March 27th, 2013, 6:43 pm

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Post by dlolso21 » April 8th, 2013, 1:33 am

HughGil wrote:
Hi David,

056 - Missed line @ ~1:14 highlighted in blue.

Hancock: Not in favor, no. (All Aye). Then General Washington is Commander in Chief of the American Army.

(Cheers).

(Goes to ante room and brings in Washington who left during Mr. Adams' speech).

Gentlemen, this is General Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army.

(More Cheers).

Hugh
Thanks for catching that Hugh!

Section 056 (with line added) uploaded

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/mb/historyplays_mr_hancock_056.mp3
3:04

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Post by gloriana » April 8th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Hi Maria -

I'll take Bradford, Second Man of the House, and Mr. Sherman!

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Post by m8b1 » April 8th, 2013, 5:15 pm

After not hearing back from the readers, I have orphaned: 033, 062, 066, 074,072, 077, 078, 088, 091, 095, and 101.

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Post by m8b1 » April 8th, 2013, 6:23 pm

gloriana wrote:Hi Maria -

I'll take Bradford, Second Man of the House, and Mr. Sherman!
Thanks, Elizabeth ~ all yours! (I missed your post earlier when I posted right after you. Sorry!) :D


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Post by m8b1 » April 8th, 2013, 7:12 pm

Thanks a bunch, Elizabeth!

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Post by Kristingj » April 8th, 2013, 10:28 pm

Hi, I'd like to help out with one/several of the smaller roles:)
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