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Post by Algy Pug » February 10th, 2013, 4:51 am

King Leir and His Three Daughters by Anonymous ( - ) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/king-leir-and-his-three-daughters-by-anonymous/
King Leir is an anonymous Elizabethan play about the life of the ancient Celtic king Leir of Britain. It was published in 1605 but was entered into the Stationers' Register on 15 May 1594. The play has attracted critical attention principally for its relationship with King Lear, Shakespeare's version of the same story. (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section 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 section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  3. 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.
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.archive.org/details/chroniclehistory00leesuoft
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    BC Admin Genres for the project:
    literature, play, poetry

    Keywords that describe the book:
    King Lear; Shakespeare; Elizabethan; drama
  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
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Act [number] of King Leir and His Three Daughters. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      End of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Act (act number)]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of King Leir and His Three Daughters, by Anonymous."

      Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

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    • AFTER recording:
      Need noise-cleaning?
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      Save files as

      Book co-ordinator
      128 kbps MP3
      kingleir_#_.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is the act number. (e.g. kingleir_1_.mp3)

      Individual roles
      Save files as

      128 kbps MP3
      kingleir_#_X.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is the name of the role and X is the number of the act. (e.g. kingleir_mumford_2.mp3)

      A separate file should be uploaded for each act.

      ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

      Title: # - [Act (act number)]
      Artist: Anonymous
      Album: King Leir

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

      ID tags will not be required for individual roles.

      Transfer of files (completed recordings)
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        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.


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Algy Pug on February 11th, 2013, 5:00 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » February 10th, 2013, 4:54 am

Regarding the PDness of the text I have received the following email from the site's webmaster:
No problem, go ahead! It's one of Shakespeare's sources, a 16th century play by an anonymous author. If Shakespeare could use it, why should you not? There is certainly no copyright on it, if there ever had been...

For those who have missed out on our previous productions of King Lear, this is your chance.

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Post by LibbyG » February 10th, 2013, 7:10 am

This looks interesting. Can I read Cordella?
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Post by Algy Pug » February 10th, 2013, 8:14 am

LibbyG wrote:This looks interesting. Can I read Cordella?
Of course! Enjoy!

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Post by chocoholic » February 10th, 2013, 10:03 am

Algy Pug wrote:Regarding the PDness of the text I have received the following email from the site's webmaster:
No problem, go ahead! It's one of Shakespeare's sources, a 16th century play by an anonymous author. If Shakespeare could use it, why should you not? There is certainly no copyright on it, if there ever had been...
The webmaster probably did not use an actual 16th-century text as the source. We do need to be sure that the modern-English version posted on the website was first published before 1923. Did he/she tell you the source of the text? If not, is there a scan of it, or a version with the source date included, available somewhere?
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Post by hggarrett » February 10th, 2013, 11:05 am

How fun! May I please read Gonorill?

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Post by catrose » February 10th, 2013, 12:06 pm

Can I go Ragan? :)
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Post by Algy Pug » February 11th, 2013, 4:43 am

I have found a copy of this text on Archive.org:
http://www.archive.org/details/chroniclehistory00leesuoft

For the convenience of readers I have divided the text into individual acts.
Text links and details of roles can be found on this spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApUXtkw--7xIdFpOQ0ZoRlQ0SmNTTGZDeGNsTDFKNEE&usp=sharing

The three roles claimed so far have been allocated as requested.

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Post by wildemoose » February 13th, 2013, 5:44 am

I'll MC, Algy. I'll get it set up later this morning.

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Post by wildemoose » February 13th, 2013, 6:50 am

You're all set! :)

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Post by Algy Pug » February 13th, 2013, 6:51 am

wildemoose wrote:I'll MC, Algy. I'll get it set up later this morning.
Thank you!

For the opening section I want to use Sidney Lee's introduction which is very informative and entertaining.

There's no Kent (and also no Fool) in this version, but I am sure that there would be other roles which might attract your interest.

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Post by LibbyG » February 13th, 2013, 7:56 pm

What am I up to?
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Post by ToddHW » February 15th, 2013, 3:17 pm

May I read Perillus?

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Post by Algy Pug » February 15th, 2013, 6:18 pm

ToddHW wrote:May I read Perillus?

Thanks, Todd
Thank you

The role is yours.

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Post by LibbyG » February 17th, 2013, 2:40 pm

And the rest of Cordella:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/kingleir_cordella_4.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/kingleir_cordella_5.mp3

This weekend's been a bit busy, but I should get acts 1 and 2 fixed by next weekend.
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