COMPLETE: The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde - gloriana

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Post by catrose » April 8th, 2013, 11:04 am

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-happy-prince-and-other-tales-dramatic-reading-by-oscar-wilde/

Wilde's collection of fairytales has delighted both children and adults since it was first published in 1888. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". (Summary by Charlotte Duckett)
  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.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  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.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30120 Read from Google Docs in MW please :D
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    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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    BC Admin Genres for the project:
    children, fairy-tales, fiction

    Keywords that describe the book:
    children; wilde; oscar wilde; happy prince; nightingale and rose; selfish giant; devoted friend; remarkable rocket
  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!

    When Reading Narration

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Happy Prince and Other Tales. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      " The Happy Prince and Other Tales , by Oscar Wilde . [Chapter]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Happy Prince and Other Tales , by Oscar Wilde . "

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

    When reading as a role:
    read by ... (It is not necessary to put say your role, just your name :D )


    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    happyprince_role_#.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. happyprince_pink_1.mp3)


    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://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: gloriana - gloriana
    • 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. :)
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Post by catrose » April 8th, 2013, 11:04 am

Ok, firstly I'd like to apologise for starting this when so many new Dramatic projects have been started recently. Sorry, I just couldn't wait :)

Secondly, I've set this out a little differently from every other dramatic reading going on at the moment. Instead of having 70 odd small characters (it seems Mr Wilde didn't think about how difficult it would be to find enough people for a dramatic reading! :lol: ) I have split the entire five books into 9 characters, each color coded. The characters each say equal amounts (I word counted) and they alternate who's narration and who's being lead characters and who's being support characters throughout.

Because of this, I don't need a conventional DP, just the person's name which I can paste on after the narrator say "recorded by" :)

Ok, I'm not sure I've explained it well, or clearly, but as soon as there is an MW up and you can all see how I've set the script out, I think that makes it easier to understand :D

Thank you all, and again, I'm sorry that a lot of projects have been started recently and I totally understand if I'm stuck in Launch Pad for a few days or even a week :)
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Post by JoFriday21 » April 8th, 2013, 11:26 am

Wherever you need me! Although I know you don't precast...

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Post by LibbyG » April 8th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Ensemble cast? Awesome! I'll do whatever you need.
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Post by KiltedDragon » April 8th, 2013, 2:01 pm

All set up, Charlotte. I am interested in seeing how you have split up the parts.
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Post by Hobbit » April 8th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Oh, Oscar Wilde is my favorite!!! I'd love to be part of this once you get the MW filled out. :D
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Post by catrose » April 9th, 2013, 8:09 am

Thank you Barry! It is a pleasure to work with you again! :D

Amanda, I have put you as Dark Blue. The "highlight" of being Dark Blue is being the nightingale in the second story :)

Libby, I have put you as White. The "highlight" of being White is narrating the Happy Prince and being the Remarkable Rocket :)

Eden, I have put you as Orange. The "highlight" of being Orange is being the Linnet in the Devoted Friend :)

Oh, and if a line is multicolored, please read the whole line, not just the word/half word of your color :D
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Post by gloriana » April 9th, 2013, 9:29 am

Could I read Red? :)

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Post by catrose » April 9th, 2013, 9:32 am

gloriana wrote:Could I read Red? :)
Of course! :D Thanks
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Post by wildemoose » April 9th, 2013, 10:33 am

Could I read Light Blue please?

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Post by catrose » April 9th, 2013, 10:51 am

wildemoose wrote:Could I read Light Blue please?
Thanks Arielle! :D
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Post by Loveday » April 9th, 2013, 11:03 am

I love these stories! I'd be very happy to PL, if you'd like?
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Post by catrose » April 9th, 2013, 11:10 am

Sure, if you want to :D Would you rather read in them? If so, I'll get rid of the gender-specific-ness (meaning people who have already claimed can swap roles if they want :D )
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Post by Loveday » April 9th, 2013, 11:23 am

That's really nice of you :) PLing works best for me on current schedule (too much commuting, not enough time behind a microphone! - and Henrietta is my priority when I have recording time).

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Post by catrose » April 9th, 2013, 11:26 am

PLing it is! :D Thanks a lot!

For everyone else, I have decided to remove the gender specific thing and if you want to, please don't be afraid to change roles! (If I were anyone, purple is pretty good, being the Happy Prince and the Miller :) )
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