elsieselwyn wrote: ↑
March 30th, 2019, 8:35 am
Hello, I’m new here! Could I have the part of the third rustic (act 3) please?
I’d like to be identified in the catalogue as Elsie Selwyn.
hello Elsie and a warm welcome to LibriVox and the drama forum in special. I'm happy to have you with us, always great to have new voices in our plays.
I just checked your one-minute-test and all the tech-specs are ok. I will post an official word in it soon after this post. You're good to go.
Now for Drama we have a few special rules, which don't apply to the other projects on here, so here goes:
1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which here should be: "Third Rustic, read by Elsie Selwyn
2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Since you only appear in this one scene, there is no need to read the whole play to get into character, but I would recommend checking out the lines around your own lines as well, just so you can "react" better. Just be as expressive
(according to the character) as you can in your role. I don't think there is a limit for over-acting, especially not in such a comedy as this.
3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice
, like [laughs] or [smirks], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting
4) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 2-3 seconds
. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [drinks]), also leave 2 seconds of pause there, because our editor later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his master file and it's helpful if he has enough space to fiddle with
That's it. If you have any questions still, don't hesitate to ask. It's good that you start out with this small role (only 3 or 4 sentences if I remember correctly). It will be an easy start into recording and drama, and I hope you'll enjoy the process and are ready for bigger roles soon.
I'll create your reader page now, stay tuned...