COMPLETE: Mary Broome by Allan Monkhouse - al

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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 10:56 am

Mary Broome by Allan Monkhouse (1858 - 1936) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/mary-broome-by-allan-monkhouse/
Before Downton Abbey, there was Mary Broome. In Allan Monkhouse's 1911 satire, when the son of a middle-class household gets their housemaid pregnant, the two families must try to combine their very different values. (Summary by wildemoose)
  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://archive.org/details/marybroomecomedy00monk
  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.


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    Genres for the project:
    comedy, play, satire

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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 Mary Broome , by Allan Monkhouse . 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 Mary Broome , by Allan Monkhouse .

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 marybroome_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
    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: yy - yyyyy
    • 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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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 11:08 am

There's a new production of this play going on in New York right now, so I thought it would be fun to do our own version! I've added a couple of explanatory notes in the MW so you can get an idea of who the characters are without having to read the whole play.

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Post by gloriana » August 31st, 2012, 11:10 am

I'm happy to read whichever role you'd like. :)

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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 11:12 am

gloriana wrote:I'm happy to read whichever role you'd like. :)
I'm trying to think if you've ever been my mother-in-law before...we've been every relationship in the world to each other but I think this may be a new one. :)

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Post by catrose » August 31st, 2012, 11:13 am

Hey Arielle, any suitable roles for me? :)
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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 11:15 am

catrose wrote:Hey Arielle, any suitable roles for me? :)
Absolutely! How about the snooty daughter, Ada?

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Post by catrose » August 31st, 2012, 11:17 am

Perfect! :)
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Post by hggarrett » August 31st, 2012, 11:44 am

Hi Arielle, can you sign me up for a part?
Thanks :)

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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 12:12 pm

hggarrett wrote:Hi Arielle, can you sign me up for a part?
Thanks :)
Sure, Grace! I'll put you down for Sheila.

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Post by aidanbrack » August 31st, 2012, 12:19 pm

Could I sign up for the part of Leonard? :)

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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 12:25 pm

aidanbrack wrote:Could I sign up for the part of Leonard? :)
Absolutely!

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Post by CaprishaPage » August 31st, 2012, 5:27 pm

Sounds like fun! Stick me in wherever you might be able to use me.
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Post by wildemoose » August 31st, 2012, 5:33 pm

CaprishaPage wrote:Sounds like fun! Stick me in wherever you might be able to use me.
How about Mary's obnoxious mother? :)

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Post by ladyofliterature » August 31st, 2012, 6:38 pm

Hello,

May I be "A Maid"? Lolol.

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Post by CaprishaPage » August 31st, 2012, 7:11 pm

wildemoose wrote:
CaprishaPage wrote:Sounds like fun! Stick me in wherever you might be able to use me.
How about Mary's obnoxious mother? :)
Lol! Yes! You know I love the quirky ones! :D
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