COMPLETE: The Father by August Strindberg - ek

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Post by gloriana » February 13th, 2013, 8:14 pm

The Father by August Strindberg (1849 - 1912) . Translated by Edith (1878-1968) and Warner Oland (1880 - 1938).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-father-by-august-strindberg/

Although translator Edith Oland died in 1968, she was American, and this work is therefore under the Rule of the Shorter Term and open to readers in countries that recognize this rule.
The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura about their daughter Bertha's future. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8499

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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.

    Please leave 2-3 seconds between each of your character's lines.
  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 The Father , by August Strindberg . Translated by Edith and Warner Oland. 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 The Father , by August Strindberg . Translated by Edith and Warner Oland.

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    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 father_role_#.mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
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Post by catrose » February 13th, 2013, 11:15 pm

Can I be Bertha? :)
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Post by Availle » February 14th, 2013, 2:55 am

If we assume that Ms. Edith was decent enough to die before 1943, can I be the nurse, then?

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Post by Algy Pug » February 14th, 2013, 3:56 am

May I read Dr. Ostermark?

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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2013, 5:35 am

According to article on google, Edith Oland, wife of Warner, did not die until 1968.

So that's me out

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Post by catrose » February 14th, 2013, 6:17 am

Grrr! That's now out of bounds for me, Ava and Algy too! :(

(Anyone care to double or triple check? Just in case the are two of them)

ETA: She's American. Short term? http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103083125
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Post by Algy Pug » February 14th, 2013, 7:00 am

Ah, but would the Rule of the Shorter Term apply to this work? If so, it shouldn't be a problem for me.

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Post by gloriana » February 14th, 2013, 7:40 am

Algy Pug wrote:Ah, but would the Rule of the Shorter Term apply to this work? If so, it shouldn't be a problem for me.

Cheers

Algy
Yes, I believe it would. I've noted this in the first post above, along with Edith's death date. I couldn't find her date of death initially when searching, but after some more work this morning it looks like she did die in 1968. Fun facts: Warner was a Swedish actor who played Charlie Chan in sixteen Hollywood films. He drank himself to death, but Edith (a wealthy Bostonian) lived until she was 89.

I've put Charlotte, Ava, and Algy down for those roles - thanks, all! Alan, care to sign on? :)

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Post by Availle » February 14th, 2013, 8:01 am

Sorry Elizabeth, but no "rule of shorter term" in this country... :roll:

Can't wait to get moving... :evil:
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Post by gloriana » February 14th, 2013, 8:11 am

Availle wrote:Sorry Elizabeth, but no "rule of shorter term" in this country... :roll:

Can't wait to get moving... :evil:
Poo. Sorry. :(

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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2013, 8:59 am

I am so confused now, l don't know whats legal or not.
Assuming its ok, put me down for Nojd, sounds like my sort of character.
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Post by gloriana » February 14th, 2013, 9:06 am

alanmapstone wrote:I am so confused now, l don't know whats legal or not.
Assuming its ok, put me down for Nojd, sounds like my sort of character.
Alan
The UK recognizes the rule of the shorter term, so I'll put you down for Nojd. :)

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Post by JoFriday21 » February 14th, 2013, 12:06 pm

I'll read the nurse if you'd like.

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Post by gloriana » February 14th, 2013, 12:21 pm

JoFriday21 wrote:I'll read the nurse if you'd like.
Sure - thank you!

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Post by beeber » February 15th, 2013, 7:17 am

Could I read the Pastor, please?

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