[COMPLETE] Richard II by William Shakespeare - kit

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Post by Hamlet » January 7th, 2020, 4:48 pm

I finally have internet at home again so I will be getting back to work very soon.

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Post by Kitty » January 15th, 2020, 3:14 am

awwww I love the Welsh accent, so cool. And I suppose this is genuine what you hear all around you ;) :thumbs: wonderful job. Also liked Northumberland but the Welsh captain is a special favourite of mine now.

Both PL ok. Though careful with the filenaming, Northumberland was in Act 2 Scene 1 ;) I had a hard time finding him in there :lol: no need to reupload though, I'll put it in the right slot.

Thank you, Craig :)

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Post by Kitty » January 20th, 2020, 7:02 am

thank you so much for all of these, Brad !!! I just had a listen to 3 of them and Abbot, Lord and Salisbury are PL ok. I especially like the villainous voice of this lord :mrgreen:

So 2.4. is ready for assembling, if anyone wants to have a go at it. I am pretty booked out for the moment and would be glad for any help to be honest.

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Post by Kitty » January 20th, 2020, 7:12 am


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Post by Kitty » January 20th, 2020, 7:26 am

and Bushy has a great gruff voice and demeanour, I love it :thumbs: For some reason you have a long silence in 3.1. but that doesn't matter, can be ignored. 2.2 and 3.1. are PL ok.

I have a small note for 1.4. but may be optional, I let you decide:

> at 0:11: "at Ely House" – not sure how accurate you want to be, but the English town of Ely is pronounced "Ee-lee", not "Ee-lie"

thanks, great job on them all.

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Post by Kitty » January 22nd, 2020, 1:02 am

Kitty wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 7:02 am
So 2.4. is ready for assembling, if anyone wants to have a go at it. I am pretty booked out for the moment and would be glad for any help to be honest.
so nobody was biting, and I had a bit of time and since it was a shorty, I quickly assembled it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_2_4.mp3
Recording time: 1:43 min.

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Post by Hamlet » February 11th, 2020, 12:24 am

I see no one, including myself, has contributed anything for a couple of weeks. I guess we're all busy! Well, I'll break the "silence."

First of all, corrections. I corrected my mispronunciation of "Ely" in Bushy_1_4, but I remembered having to say the word at the beginning of Narration_2_1 as well, and sure enough, when I checked that, I discovered I had pronounced it the same way there. So, I corrected that, even though I was not directed to. It probably would have been noticed in editing.
As for the long pause at the end of Bushy_3_1, I agree that looked odd, and I corrected it, though as you said, I didn't have to. When I use the "Generate Silence" feature in Audacity it usually offers as default whichever length of silence I last used, and I usually have it set for five seconds since I generally add five seconds of silence to the end of all my files. Somehow, I can't imagine how, it got changed to five MINUTES and I didn't notice it when I added it to the end of the file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_2_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bushy_1_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bushy_3_1.mp3

It's just past three in the morning my time, and I have been unable to sleep for some reason. About an hour ago, lying here awake, I decided to make use of the time and start recording my "main" role, Bolingbroke. Here is the first act.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bolingbroke_1_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bolingbroke_1_3.mp3

I do have a pronunciation question for 1_3. What is the proper pronunciation of "Aumerle?" Every production I have watched or listened to (such as the professional Arkangel Shakespeare recording that I have here, has it pronounced as two syllables (Aw-merl). That is how I read it in the scene. But while sampling the already completed files in the magic window, I noticed that at the beginning of the Lord Marshall file for 1_3 Craig pronounces it as three syllables (Aw-mer-lee). Should I alter mine for the sake of consistency, or does it really matter?

Now I'm finally feeling sleepy, so no more tonight.

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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2020, 12:29 am

Hamlet wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 12:24 am
I see no one, including myself, has contributed anything for a couple of weeks. I guess we're all busy!
well I for one don't have anything to upload here anymore ;) I'm waiting for you guys :lol:
I discovered I had pronounced it the same way there. So, I corrected that, even though I was not directed to. It probably would have been noticed in editing.
oops, sorry I didn't mention it there :oops: probably slipped my vigilance
I do have a pronunciation question for 1_3. What is the proper pronunciation of "Aumerle?" Every production I have watched or listened to (such as the professional Arkangel Shakespeare recording that I have here, has it pronounced as two syllables (Aw-merl). That is how I read it in the scene. But while sampling the already completed files in the magic window, I noticed that at the beginning of the Lord Marshall file for 1_3 Craig pronounces it as three syllables (Aw-mer-lee). Should I alter mine for the sake of consistency, or does it really matter?
I said "Au-merl" with only 2 syllables, because I thought it was French. I don't think it matters much as long as you stay consistent for your role. People probably said it differently back than, some being more francophile, others more anglophile ;)

Thanks for your sections, will try to PL soon ! (but I have quite a backlog right now, so it may take a bit of time)

Sorry you can't sleep, hope it's better now. Good night

Sonia

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2020, 8:05 pm

I, too, would suggest we use "Aw-merl" (two syllables) for Aumerle, as that seems to be the one most commonly used. :thumbs:
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Post by Hamlet » February 21st, 2020, 7:43 am

Bolingbroke completed to the end of Act Three. Plus, I just realized today that I still had not done my part of the Dramatis Personae so here is that as well:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_dp_brad.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bolingbroke_2_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bolingbroke_3_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bolingbroke_3_3.mp3

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Post by Kitty » February 21st, 2020, 10:33 am

Hamlet wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 7:43 am
Bolingbroke completed to the end of Act Three. Plus, I just realized today that I still had not done my part of the Dramatis Personae so here is that as well:
excellent, thank you !!! quite a good batch here. Bolingbroke is at his best when he is enraged against traitors, it seems :lol: :thumbs:

all PL ok except one PL note for Scene 3.3.

> at about 0:33: missed line: "Welcome, Harry: what, will not this castle yield?"

thanks, and have a nice weekend !!!!

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Post by Craigos » March 22nd, 2020, 9:10 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_bushy_2_2.mp3 2:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_northumberland_2_3.mp3 2:30

Looks like I am going to have a lot more time for recording in the next few weeks.

The voices are too similar for these two parts, but as they are not in the same scene I'm hoping it's OK. No problem to re record. I am trying to get back into the wing of it.

My one daughter is a deputy head of a school and also needs audio recording to teach from home. So could be quite busy.

More importantly, I hope everyone is coping with this terrible time. I wish you all the best.

Cheers

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