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Post by Carolin » September 2nd, 2016, 5:38 am

Pastiche and Prejudice by Arthur Bingham Walkley (1855 - 1926).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project http://librivox.org/pastiche-and-prejudice-by-arthur-bingham-walkley/
Arthur Bingham Walkley was an exceedingly popular critic, working as a drama critic at The Times alone for no less than 26 years, and writing for several other newspapers and privately besides that. This book of pastiches was completed after he already had more than two decades of work as a theatre critic under his belt, and it draws some brilliant characterisations. Among the literary and historical figures found in the different pastiches are such illustrious figures as Aristotle and Shakespeare, but also more modern phenomena as movies are discussed, along with politicians and other famous persons of the time, actors, feminists, and Walkley's own class of critics. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » September 2nd, 2016, 5:59 am

this is going to be so much fun.

all readers and a dpl are welcome :D
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 7:14 am

Can I volunteer as DPL?

I should note I've not done it before, but I've had a look through the guides and I feel I should be able to do it. And also, without a microphone, I can't really assist with the reading, so I feel this is the next best thing.
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 11:30 am

I've been having a look through, and whoever takes 'An Aristotelian Fragment', be warned there are a couple of words of Ancient Greek:
ὥσπερ Ἀγάθων λέγει

ἄλλος λόγος

χρηστά
which Google Translate transliterates as
ósper Agáthon légei

állos lógos

christá
and mean something like
as Agathon says

another story

good
There are also other languages in other chapters, but they're at least in the Latin alphabet.

Note that I haven't looked through the whole thing, so there might be more later.

EDIT: Found another one in 'The Puppets'
νευρόσπαστα

nevróspasta

puppets
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 2nd, 2016, 5:40 pm

Goodness, this project is like candy to an English literature lover! :) I'm going to try my hand at the following, because these are all works/authors that I'm very familiar with:

1 (The School for Scandal!)
5 (Tom Jones!)
7 (Tristram Shandy!)
8 (Pride and Prejudice!)
24 (The Beggar's Opera!)
32 (Punch and Judy/Shakespeare!)
48 (Jane Austen!)
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Post by Carolin » September 3rd, 2016, 12:05 am

Ha, i had this feeling that the chapters on jane austen would be the first to go :lol:

Thanks for claiming!
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Post by Carolin » September 3rd, 2016, 12:13 am

JorWat wrote:Can I volunteer as DPL?

I should note I've not done it before, but I've had a look through the guides and I feel I should be able to do it. And also, without a microphone, I can't really assist with the reading, so I feel this is the next best thing.
Hi jordan, welcome back to librivox!

I have signed you up :thumbs:

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Post by JorWat » September 3rd, 2016, 8:10 am

Carolin wrote:Are you familiar with the new system?
I am, actually! Between asking for this DPL, and you agreeing, I managed to become DPL of another project, and have already provided some notes for the recordings there.
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Post by Carolin » September 3rd, 2016, 8:13 am

very good! :thumbs:
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Post by JorWat » September 4th, 2016, 5:56 am

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Post by Carolin » September 4th, 2016, 9:00 am

hi jordan, thanks for the pronunciation tips, but it would be cool if you wouldnt post such detailed information unless a reader asks, and even if so, please leave it to me. dont underestimate our pool of readers, we have a whole lot of people who have no problem at all with french, latin, greek, spanish, etc - or who can at least give the pronunciation a shot and make it something decent without being certain of it.

but even readers who have no experience at all with foreign languages are welcome to read those sections as best they can. we try to keep the requirements for recordings such as these low, in order to not scare potential readers away. so please, dont worry about the pronunciation. thank you!
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Post by JorWat » September 4th, 2016, 9:10 am

Hi Carolin,

Apologies, I'm still getting used to PLing.

I have removed the post. I just wanted to be helpful, but I see what you mean. And as I said, I will not take pronunciation into account when I'm judging recordings.
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Post by Carolin » September 4th, 2016, 9:12 am

thank you jordan, thats fine. i appreciate that you think about this project so much :thumbs:
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Post by JorWat » September 4th, 2016, 9:55 am

Should I keep the post with the Ancient Greek transcriptions up?

I assume that most people won't know how to read the Greek alphabet (and it seems a bit silly to wait for someone who can read Greek as there's not that much), so surely having a transcription in this case makes it less daunting?
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 4th, 2016, 12:50 pm

JorWat wrote:Should I keep the post with the Ancient Greek transcriptions up?

I assume that most people won't know how to read the Greek alphabet (and it seems a bit silly to wait for someone who can read Greek as there's not that much), so surely having a transcription in this case makes it less daunting?
I would find that helpful. In fact, I saw your pronunciation guide before you removed it, and I actually thought it would come in handy. Oftentimes, whenever I'm uncertain about pronunciation, I'd have to spend a few minutes looking up the word(s) in question. To have everything in one place as a point of reference would not be something I'd bemoan, let me tell you. :lol:

If Carolin is OK with it, could you repost it? :)
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