COMPLETE[COMEDY]The "Mind The Paint" Girl by Louis Tracy - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 11th, 2020, 11:22 am

The "Mind The Paint" Girl by Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928).

"The "Mind The Paint" Girl, by Louis Tracy, is a delightful novelization of Sir Arthur Pinero's sparkling comedy now having a successful New York run.... Mr. Tracy has caught the very spirit of the drama and has told its story with much of the same vivre that has packed the theatre and made it impossible to get seats except several weeks in advance. It is the story of the meteoric rise of a lovely young musical comedy actress whose song "Mind the Paint" put London at her feet and the opportunity of placing several British coronets on her head." Note that we also have the play itself available here at Librivox. ( Bookseller Magazine of 1912)
  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-mind-the-paint-girl-by-louis-tracy/

    We did the play that this book comes from last year ( https://librivox.org/the-mind-the-paint-girl-by-arthur-wing-pinero/ ) and all enjoyed it so much that when I saw it had been novelized I decided I had to offer it this way too. Now we can find out all the stuff that had to be left out in making the play.

    I'd appreciate a DPL please.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: SPVUn8Bh
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Louis Tracy) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Tracy
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 16
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1912
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      Genres for the project: General Fiction

      Keywords that describe the book: stardom, novel from play, stage career

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
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      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of The "Mind The Paint" Girl. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      • Say:
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      mindthepaint_##_tracy_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mindthepaint_01_tracy_128kb.mp3)
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      Artist: Louis Tracy
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      Album: The "Mind The Paint" Girl

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    Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » February 13th, 2020, 4:08 am

Hello Tod,
I'll get you going with sections 1-3. thanks.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » February 13th, 2020, 6:42 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by miss stav » February 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm

I can dpl if you want.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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Post by ToddHW » February 13th, 2020, 3:52 pm

miss stav wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm
I can dpl if you want.
Great. And with that, off to Readers Wanted.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » February 18th, 2020, 12:54 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:52 pm
miss stav wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm
I can dpl if you want.
Great. And with that, off to Readers Wanted.

Thanks, Todd
I have a question on characterization. I know your opinions on not wanting to influence reader style, but when multiple readers are invoved, the answer might be different.
Normally, I would give each character a distinct voice (e.g. old high class brit, strong uk west country). But with other readers from all over the world, I might be training the listener's expectations to something that changes radically in section 4.
So should I downplay the distinctions between characters to basic pitch control?
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » February 18th, 2020, 9:12 am

In a book, each chapter is distinct, and can be different depending not just on the reader, but on different things that a reader might want to try as they read multiple chapters.

Some people think of a book as a story being told to them by the narrator, with everything in the one narrator's voice throughout. Some readers and listeners really like this, and we have a large number of solo efforts released through Librivox.

Some might think of there being a different narrator for each chapter. (Many book authors make this explicit with labeled swaps of the teller of the tale in each chapter, each providing different points of view, or see, for example, stories that are told via letters being read aloud.) Some see a book as something that should be dramatized, with every character in a completely different voice to supplement the narrator (that then moved more into the background).

And once you start giving voices to each character, then there are a hundred different ways to to that. This book is a novelization of the play - our voices could sound like the Librivox actors from our play version, or they could sound like the original stage and/or movie actors, or we could hypothesize an entirely new set of character voices. Sometimes an author will have written the words for some characters in phonetic dialect; I remember one reading where I did not know what I was actually saying for that character until I played my recording back to myself. There may be author notes about voices that are gruff, posh, English, French, German, American etc, etc. Other times, it is left completely to the "reading aloud reader" (in our case - or to the imagination of the "really reading reader" in the general case of silently reading text) to decide what different characters sound like. A reader may think of a parson as sounding like one they remember from their town, a posh voice something they saw in a BBC series, an old person as their own aged relative or even themselves (particularly before morning coffee!).

In one of our versions of The Dragon of Wantley, the solo reader actually recorded each voice separately, manipulated them a bit with Audacity so that a listener would be certain that a dozen different people were involved in the recording, and then pasted it all together. Some people that want different voices are able to make them up and keep them distinct as they do their reading; others may do little more than make a distinction between male/female voices. It has taken me a long time to come up with different voices that actually sound different when recorded rather than just being differnt in my mind as I read.

I do not impose requirements on continuity. In some books I have used different voices for the same characters in subsequent chapters - sometimes becuz I forgot what I had used in a previous chapter, sometimes becuz I decided that I didn't like what I had done in the previous chapter, and even sometimes because only in the third chapter that I read did the author say what the voice sounded like and I realized I had been "wrong" up to that point. And sometimes because I wanted to try to let myself tell the story as the narrator and use my own voice throughout - and then changed my mind for the next chapter.

I run books that look interesting to support collaborative storytelling. We're not selling audiobooks and don't need to invent and impose standards. We are volunteers here to have fun reading, with the idea that some folks will hopefully enjoy what we have done. For some books we have multiple versions done in different ways by different people.

So don't worry about it.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » February 18th, 2020, 11:49 am

Wow - what a comprehensive reply. Thank you, Todd. I appreciate the time and effort you take to guide us.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » February 18th, 2020, 6:31 pm

I didn't think "yes" or "no" was a good reply. Writing my long-winded reply actually helped me to understand better why I am doing what I am doing the way I am doing it.

Since every BC gets to choose their own way in each project they offer, others will likely do different; I myself will likely do different in another of my projects some day. But this is my thinking today.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » February 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » February 20th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » February 24th, 2020, 3:40 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by adrianstephens » February 24th, 2020, 7:55 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by ToddHW » February 24th, 2020, 8:45 am

Thank you.

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Post by 2839reader » March 9th, 2020, 3:26 pm

Read 11, 12 and 13 please.
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