(Complete) [DRAM.READ] Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen -m8b1

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 7th, 2014, 10:16 pm

Northanger Abbey (Dramatic Reading) by Jane Austen (1775 - 1817).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/northanger-abbey-dramatic-reading-by-jane-austen/

Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's first visit there. She meets new friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and goes to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother, the rough-mannered, slovenly John Thorpe, and by her real love interest, Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, from her reading of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, she expects to be dark, ancient and full of Gothic horrors and fantastical mystery. (Wikipedia)
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Post by musicalheart1 » May 7th, 2014, 10:21 pm

Hi all!

Well, here it is: the only one of Jane Austen’s major novels that has yet to be made into a dramatic reading! One of the earliest novels Austen wrote, but not published until after her death, Northanger is fantastic as both a novel of courtship (Austen’s forte) and a satire of gothic novels.

A few notes about the project:
*Please make sure to only read from the GoogleDocs.

*I’m asking for word-perfect readings of the text (which is the norm for the projects I BC), and if you are capable of using a British accent, please do so! This is by no means a requirement- readers are welcome regardless- I just find that it really adds to listening to an author like Austen when the words are spoken as initially intended :)
  • A handful of roles have been pre-cast:
  • JoFriday21 will play Eleanor Tilney.
  • Vandermast is Henry Tilney.
  • Elizabby has signed on as Isabella Thorpe AND project DPL.
  • and WoollyBee will be our Catherine Morland.
Questions? Feel free to ask! :thumbs:
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Post by Elizabby » May 7th, 2014, 11:20 pm

DPL reporting for duty!

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 7th, 2014, 11:22 pm

Elizabby wrote:DPL reporting for duty!
:clap:

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Post by annise » May 8th, 2014, 2:37 am

Have you checked out this ? I see you have no narrator .
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=44647

Anne

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Post by VanOs12 » May 8th, 2014, 7:09 am

Hello :)
I was wondering if I could read the narrator?

Thanks,
Arie
Cheers

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Post by JoFriday21 » May 8th, 2014, 11:16 am

Reporting for duty! :)

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Post by WoollyBee » May 8th, 2014, 3:25 pm

Reporting for duty . . . :)

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Post by m8b1 » May 8th, 2014, 4:31 pm

I'll MC for you. Be back in a minute with the MW!

Edit ~ all set. Have fun!

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Post by Vandermast » May 8th, 2014, 5:23 pm

Henry is in da house! :D

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 8th, 2014, 10:22 pm

m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you. Be back in a minute with the MW!

Edit ~ all set. Have fun!
Awesome- thank you! :thumbs:

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 8th, 2014, 10:22 pm

JoFriday21 wrote:Reporting for duty! :)
WoollyBee wrote:Reporting for duty . . . :)
Vandermast wrote:Henry is in da house! :D
Woohoo! Hi all :D

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 8th, 2014, 10:26 pm

VanOs12 wrote:Hello :)
I was wondering if I could read the narrator?

Thanks,
Arie
That would be fantastic- thank you!

MW updated!

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Post by musicalheart1 » May 8th, 2014, 10:55 pm

MW is all set up now with character names and links to the GoogleDocs!

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Post by fiddlesticks » May 9th, 2014, 9:29 am

May I claim the part of Mrs. Morland please?
~Tiffany

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