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Post by ToddHW » September 9th, 2016, 2:08 pm

Catherine Howard by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870). Adapted by W. D. Suter (1811 - 1882)

Subtitled "The Throne, The Tomb, and The Scaffold - An Historical Play in 3 Acts From the Celebrated Play of that Name by Alexandre Dumas". How can you resist a play about English history - the doomed fifth wife of Henry the 8th - by the celebrated French author of The Musketeers?? ( ToddHW)
  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/catherine-howard-by-alexandre-dumas/

    A few years back I tried to do all the plays written by Dickens before he started cranking out novels. Dumas also wrote plays before turning to novels, but then kept turning out successful plays while he published his books.

    Gender neutral as usual.



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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text! - I'm sorry it is not more legible): https://archive.org/details/catherinehowardo00sute
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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: oF8c4Vss
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Alexandre Dumas) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 34
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1870
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        Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Historical Fiction

        Keywords that describe the book: wives of henry the viii

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Post by Elizabby » September 9th, 2016, 5:39 pm

You're right! I can't resist! However, I also can't read the text at the moment :( my internet is loading very slowly. I suspect Catherine Howard herself calls for a younger voice, but could you suggest a role that would suit me? Perhaps either Princess Margaret or Winifred? What do you think?

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Post by ToddHW » September 9th, 2016, 5:56 pm

You can pick any part you would like. Even King Henry - my casting is gender neutral.

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Post by alanmapstone » September 9th, 2016, 6:35 pm

Hi Todd

Can I read the role of Archbishop Cranmer?

As Cranmer was one of the so-called "Oxford Martyrs" ,whose memorial in town I pass almost every day, I feel I must play him.
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Post by ToddHW » September 9th, 2016, 6:52 pm

alanmapstone wrote:Hi Todd

Can I read the role of Archbishop Cranmer?

As Cranmer was one of the so-called "Oxford Martyrs" ,whose memorial in town I pass almost every day, I feel I must play him.
Thanks. And I have corrected my misspelling of his name.

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Post by Availle » September 9th, 2016, 9:06 pm

Todd, I have no time for big roles (I still owe you another one), but when I'm home, I'm sure I can squeeze in the alchemist :mrgreen:
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Post by ToddHW » September 9th, 2016, 10:06 pm

Availle wrote:Todd, I have no time for big roles (I still owe you another one), but when I'm home, I'm sure I can squeeze in the alchemist :mrgreen:
Thanks.

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Post by silverquill » September 10th, 2016, 7:15 am

I couldn't pass up a chance to read King Henry, now could I? What do you think, Todd? I'd be glad to give it a go.
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Post by Kitty » September 10th, 2016, 7:43 am

Elizabby wrote:You're right! I can't resist! However, I also can't read the text at the moment :( my internet is loading very slowly. I suspect Catherine Howard herself calls for a younger voice, but could you suggest a role that would suit me? Perhaps either Princess Margaret or Winifred? What do you think?
ok, from your order of claiming, I am guessing that Catherine Howard is your first choice, Beth...I hope I am right...

Todd, could I claim the role of Winifred then, please ? I simply love a good shrew LOL :mrgreen:

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Post by ToddHW » September 10th, 2016, 10:32 am

Thanks - claims are in the MW.

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Post by silverquill » September 10th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Can we assume there will be some prepared docs to read from? Or will we have to dig them out of the Archive copy? I don't think I want to do that.
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Post by ToddHW » September 10th, 2016, 2:07 pm

The Archive copy is it. The OCR'd "Full Text" version is bad, but the PDFs are not so terrible.

Let me know if you want to reconsider your claim.

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Post by Kitty » September 13th, 2016, 9:35 am

Hi Todd

here is Winifred. I had fun doing her. In some parts she turned out quite ripe to be a modern Domina :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/catherinehoward_winifred_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:33 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/catherinehoward_winifred_2.mp3
Recording time: 2:12 min.

If you PL my parts, I can be DPL for the rest if you wish. :)

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Post by ToddHW » September 13th, 2016, 3:18 pm

Since you gave them the same name, the latter one overwrote the new one. Best to rename the Act 3 file and then upload them both again.

I will PL your files, and delighted to have you DPL for the rest.

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Post by Kitty » September 13th, 2016, 3:23 pm

ToddHW wrote:Since you gave them the same name, the latter one overwrote the new one. Best to rename the Act 3 file and then upload them both again.
oops no, sorry, I named them differently but I copy pasted one link and forgot to manually change the number in the second one LOL

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/catherinehoward_winifred_3.mp3

This is the correct one

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