COMPLETE[DRAM.READ]Age of Innocence by Wharton - thw

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Post by CaprishaPage » September 14th, 2012, 4:51 pm

(dramatic reading) The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937) .
The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth. Not to be overlooked is Wharton's attention to detailing the charms and customs of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize — the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she lived in that world, and saw it change dramatically by the end of World War I. The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society, when compared to its inward machinations. (Summary by Wikipedia)
This project is complete. All audio files can be found on the catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-age-of-innocence-dramatic-reading-by-edith-wharton/

This project was started back in 2012 and then abandoned. I (Todd) am going to restart this (Feb 2020) to try to get it finished by editing, with Adrian helping me by PL'ing.

This project is on its third MC, so if a link in the MW does not work, check for the submitted file in MaryAnn's upload folder here: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/


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Thanks, Todd
Last edited by CaprishaPage on September 14th, 2012, 9:27 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by CaprishaPage » September 14th, 2012, 4:53 pm

Okay, I really hope this stuff above is right. There are several roles. Some are already taken: Narrator, May, Ellen, Newland, and Granny Mingott. Cat has also graciously consented to be the DPL. :D
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Post by gloriana » September 14th, 2012, 4:59 pm

Hi Caprisha,

I'll MC - and check things over in the template as I enter things into the database. :)

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Post by CaprishaPage » September 14th, 2012, 5:09 pm

gloriana wrote:Hi Caprisha,

I'll MC - and check things over in the template as I enter things into the database. :)
Thank you SO much!
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Post by JoFriday21 » September 14th, 2012, 5:11 pm

Super excited for you, Caprisha dear! :D :thumbs:

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Post by gloriana » September 14th, 2012, 5:25 pm

OK, I think everything is all set up. (Sorry for the delay, I had to answer the phone while I was setting things up.) I edited the first post a bit, since you used the group projects template - for dramatic readings it's better to use the dramatic works template, just FYI for the future! :) No big deal, just needed to alter a couple of things. Check through and make sure I haven't altered anything that I shouldn't have...

Otherwise, I think you're good to go! I'm here to help if you have any questions or problems - just let me know.

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Post by CaprishaPage » September 14th, 2012, 5:41 pm

Oh, thank you! Yes, it looks do much better! Fabulous!
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Post by miss stav » September 14th, 2012, 8:28 pm

Hay Caprisha,
I only wish to congratulate you upon the start of your first bc project. Wish you happy bcing.and good louk. If you need any help, I am here.
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Post by CaprishaPage » September 14th, 2012, 9:12 pm

miss stav wrote:Hay Caprisha,
I only wish to congratulate you upon the start of your first bc project. Wish you happy bcing.and good louk. If you need any help, I am here.
Stav.
Thanks! I was scared to death. I was really, honestly scared to push that submit button. I don't think I was that nervous when I got married. Whew! lol! I really appreciate the encouragement. With a support team like you guys, I know it is going to be fine! It may be a little bumpy, but it will be fun, and I will learn a lot! :D
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Post by Kristingj » September 14th, 2012, 11:20 pm

I would like to claim section 23 Marchioness Medora Manson:)

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Post by CaprishaPage » September 15th, 2012, 4:21 am

Kristingj wrote:I would like to claim section 23 Marchioness Medora Manson:)
Certainly! Thank you for claiming!
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Post by Vandermast » September 15th, 2012, 4:30 am

Mmf. Well, I am instructed by a certain Dominatrix of Dramatic Readings that I should sign up for Julius Beaufort, so I'd better do that I suppose! :P

(My only reservation is that I like to read the book in question, and I'll be deep in Tom Jones for aaaaages before I can get around to this one... Heigh-ho, I shall just have to record it 'blind'! :D )

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Post by wildemoose » September 15th, 2012, 4:41 am

I don't know this book very well, Caprisha--can you assign me a role? :)

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Post by catrose » September 15th, 2012, 5:20 am

Hi Caprisha dear! I couldn't resist.... Here's Regina Beaufort: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/ageofinnocence_reginabeaufort_27.mp3 0:07.

EDIT: Oh and Good Luck! If ya need anything, you know where I am! :D (Mainly on this thread PLing I suspect)
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Post by CaprishaPage » September 15th, 2012, 6:59 am

Vandermast wrote:Mmf. Well, I am instructed by a certain Dominatrix of Dramatic Readings that I should sign up for Julius Beaufort, so I'd better do that I suppose! :P

(My only reservation is that I like to read the book in question, and I'll be deep in Tom Jones for aaaaages before I can get around to this one... Heigh-ho, I shall just have to record it 'blind'! :D )
Awesome! Well, just imagine that stereotypical stylish man that has a shadowy past who goes around seducing women (or at least attempting to seduce women) while the rest of the male world watches. All confidence, fashion, double meanings - ultimately all fake, except his love for his long mistress.

Does that help?
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