COMPLETE-[DUET] Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt - ag

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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830).


This famous Shakespearean exploration illuminates its plays through the frame of character, while also weighing theme, mood, structure and poetics. In it, 19th-century critic William Hazlitt unveils Shakespeare's genius in creating and infusing characters with a life-likeness that often challenges, if not overshadows, more material human nature -- in both inner and outer worlds. As he writes: "The characters breathe, move, and live, ... think and speak and act just as they might do, if left entirely to themselves." The first printing sold out in weeks, and the second sold briskly, until a harsh and antagonistic appraisal in The Quarterly Review quelled sales altogether -- and unraveled Hazlitt's critical cachet in the eyes of the general public. Not until the mid-twentieth century were Hazlitt and his works re-evaluated, when he was finally recognized as one of Shakespeare's foremost critics of all time. In literary criticism, the renowned Harold Bloom ranks Hazlitt second only to Dr. Johnson. ( Nemo)

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  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5085
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Cover design - Eva (bluechien)
Last edited by NemoR on January 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nemo

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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 1:53 pm

MC will be Amy (alg1001) and DPL will be Helen (HZFerr)

Amy, Eva and I will be doing this together. We will need a total of 36 sections .... the Introduction and then 35 more.

Other than the first two sections which I will be reading by myself, please put both of us in for the remaining 34 sections as we will most likely both be recording parts of them as each contain quite a few lines from the plays themselves with different characters voices. I will fine tune the assignments in the MW as needed.

Thanks much!!
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Post by HZFerr » January 4th, 2019, 5:07 pm

Hi Amy, Eva, & Nemo,

DPL checking in.
This is so exciting! :clap: :clap: :9:
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Helen

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Post by alg1001 » January 4th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Yay! This should be a great one. I set up the MW. Eva and Nemo, you are both in as BCs so MW access should be fine. I'll move you to Going Solo. :D

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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Thanks Amy, MW filled out and we are all set .. can't wait to record this one!
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Post by NemoR » January 13th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Hi Helen, kicking this off with the (long) introduction!
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Post by HZFerr » January 14th, 2019, 6:15 pm

sect 0
PL OK

:) Kicking it right back at ya.
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Helen

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Post by NemoR » January 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Thanks for the listen H! :9:

Next up is the almost as long Preface, but probably not for another week or so! :D
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Post by NemoR » February 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm

Hi H!

The Preface is ready for PL .. almost 1/2 an hour, so make a cup of tea and sit back :D
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Post by HZFerr » February 4th, 2019, 11:04 am

sect 1
PL OK

Hi N.
It was coffee. :D
Great stuff, I am excited about the duets.
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Helen

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Post by NemoR » May 28th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Hi Amy and Helen!

Eva and I have not forgotten about this one .. still near and dear to our hearts! :9:

We don't have a lot of time for recording this time of the year and we are trying to complete the very long project of Letters of John Keats that we are working on ... Winter is when we seem to be able to spend much more time with LVox!

I did want to get a section up to keep this floating along though ....

Helen, section 20, Henry VIII, is up and ready for PL!

Sorry to say, you may not see another in here for a couple of months, but we will get to them all ...eventually!!

Thnx!
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Post by alg1001 » May 28th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Hi Nemo,
Thanks for the update. I understand. We have to take advantage of the growing season. It is fleeting! It will be cold and dark all the time again soon enough (or is that just in the County?)
-Amy :D

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Post by HZFerr » May 29th, 2019, 6:40 pm

sect 20
PL OK

I'm glad you chose to do Henry viii.
I have always admired Queen Catherine for her courage and dignity;
it's a beautiful portrayal of her. :9:

Stay well.
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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Helen

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Post by bluechien » July 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm

OK, here we go with the play Cymbeline ...

(I still can't believe this gorgeous book is available :9: )

Keats so was fond of Imogen! Who it seems was far more talked of in his time.

In a letter I just read he was complaining of walking seven miles or so to a Hazlitt lecture :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/charactersshakespearesplays_02_hazlitt_128kb.mp3 19:00

EDITED:

and, another too -- Measure for Measure, which was great fun to do:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/charactersshakespearesplays_31_hazlitt_128kb.mp3 10:54
Eva D
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Post by HZFerr » July 11th, 2019, 5:12 pm

sect 2 & 31

PL OK
:9:
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Helen

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