COMPLETE [PLAY] Cain: A Mystery by Lord Byron - rap

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Post by abendlied » June 12th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Cain: A Mystery by Lord Byron.

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: http://librivox.org/cain-a-mystery-by-george-gordon-lord-byron/
Cain: A Mystery is Lord Byron's retelling of the classical Biblical story from the point of view of its antagonist. Undoubtedly influenced by Milton's Paradise Lost, Byron's Cain is defiant and questioning. In trying to come to terms with the mortality humanity has been punished with, he comes face to face with Lucifer, who takes him to the "Abyss of Space," shows him a vision of Earth's violent natural history, and gives him a true understanding of death. Upon his return, a devastated Cain carries out the familiar end of his tragedy. Cain: A Mystery is a closet drama, a popular form for Romantic writers, where the script is not intended to be performed onstage, but rather read aloud with a small group. (Sarah Terry)
    1. Is there a deadline?
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23475/23475-h/23475-h.htm#CAIN_TITLE
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      Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy
      Keywords that describe the book: 19th century, biblical, closet drama, lord byron
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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
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      Save files as 128 kbps mp3
      cain_[role]_[##].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

      Filename for final files: cain_#_byron_128kb.mp3, where # is the act number, e.g. cain_1_byron_128kb.mp3

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Post by abendlied » June 12th, 2014, 2:00 pm

This will be my first time BCing a play, but I thought LibriVox would be the perfect place for closet drama!

I’ll be editing, PLing parts, and reading for Lucifer, but I’ll be looking for someone to PL the finished acts.

I’m not looking for gender perfect casting, and the available parts in rough size order are:

Cain
Adah, Cain’s wife
Abel
Eve
Adam
Zillah, Abel’s wife
Angel of the Lord

And there’s the Narrator as well. Because this is a closet drama, and not really intended for performance on stage, there is somewhat less narration than might usually be found.

I’m looking forward to getting started with this!!

Thanks,
Sarah

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Post by Elizabby » June 12th, 2014, 6:36 pm

I'd love to be involved! I'd be happy to PL the finished chapters for you.

I'd also like the claim a part, something small (I'm rather busy at the moment) but dramatic - how about Abel? If you are doing gender-neutral then I could read a man's part. Otherwise Eve.

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Post by abendlied » June 12th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Elizabby wrote:I'd love to be involved! I'd be happy to PL the finished chapters for you.

I'd also like the claim a part, something small (I'm rather busy at the moment) but dramatic - how about Abel? If you are doing gender-neutral then I could read a man's part. Otherwise Eve.
Awesome, thanks so much! I'll put you down for Abel as soon as the MW is up :)

Best,
Sarah

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 12th, 2014, 11:08 pm

Hi Sarah! Let me MC this one! I'll go set it up :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 12th, 2014, 11:24 pm

So, MW in place!
I also added a note about the final files' name. Let me know if you agree or if you were thinking of something else.
I'd suggest writing a summary of you own; it would be better than a wikipedia summary :D

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Post by alanmapstone » June 13th, 2014, 8:53 am

May I read Adam?

As a devoted Byron fan I would love to be involved in this, but I dont have the time to do a bigger part. At least I can make Adam sound like an old man.
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Post by abendlied » June 13th, 2014, 9:12 am

Rapunzelina wrote:So, MW in place!
I also added a note about the final files' name. Let me know if you agree or if you were thinking of something else.
I'd suggest writing a summary of you own; it would be better than a wikipedia summary :D
Thanks so much! The note about the final file names will work well. I'll fill the window, and add a better summary by tonight :)

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Post by abendlied » June 13th, 2014, 9:13 am

alanmapstone wrote:May I read Adam?

As a devoted Byron fan I would love to be involved in this, but I dont have the time to do a bigger part. At least I can make Adam sound like an old man.
I'll sign you up for Adam as soon as I get the window in place! :)

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Post by abendlied » June 13th, 2014, 9:49 am

Okay, MW is filled and the summary is rewritten! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 13th, 2014, 12:53 pm

Great! :D So we're ready for Readers Wanted and here we go!

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Post by unreadpages » June 15th, 2014, 4:17 am

Ooh, this looks interesting. I am a bit committed, but would love to have a crack at Cain, think I could fit that in. The other Byron plays look cool too, BTW.

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Post by abendlied » June 15th, 2014, 5:57 pm

unreadpages wrote:Ooh, this looks interesting. I am a bit committed, but would love to have a crack at Cain, think I could fit that in. The other Byron plays look cool too, BTW.

Peter
Signed you up for Cain! Yeah, I've been taking a look at a number of closet dramas by the Romantic poets - some very fun potential projects there! :)

Sarah

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Post by JoFriday21 » June 15th, 2014, 7:36 pm

I'll read Zillah.

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Post by Availle » June 15th, 2014, 8:57 pm

It appears that you'll still need a narrator for this... I have some time :wink:
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