FULL[PLAY]Gretchen by Gilbert - thw

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Post by ToddHW » September 12th, 2020, 7:22 am

Gretchen by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

About as far from a rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan musical as you can get: this is Gilbert's tragic version of Goethe's Faust.
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  • Another attempt by Gilbert to show that he can succeed on the serious stage without Sullivan's lively music. Or dancing pirates....

    Gender neutral, of course. Kitty will be your supportive DPL friend in your hour of need. Or she will try to get a larger commission for selling your soul. Hard to predict which....

    This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page at https://librivox.org/gretchen-by-w-s-gilbert/

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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/OriginalPlays/page/n157/mode/2up
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      • Project Code: rWKa2mJz
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W. S. Gilbert) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 37
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1879

        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

        Keywords that describe the book: faust, Goethe, devil

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

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Gretchen by W. S. Gilbert. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#]. After this for Act 4, add "End of Gretchen by W. S. Gilbert"

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        gretchen_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
        • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
          (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
        • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » September 12th, 2020, 7:29 am

claiming DPL slot and Martha please. Always wanted to play a pimping scheming woman. I hope that's how Gilbert portrays her as well LOL

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Post by MichaelMaggs » September 12th, 2020, 7:33 am

Ah, one of those wonderful Victorian plays where dying characters say really natural things like "the little lamp of life is dying out".

I can narrate if you like.

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Post by jennlea » September 12th, 2020, 7:50 am

May I claim Gretchen? I’d like to challenge myself with tragic part this time.
-Jenn B.
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Post by alanmapstone » September 12th, 2020, 8:16 am

I will take Anselm please 😺
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by Salvationist » September 12th, 2020, 5:44 pm

May I read Dominic?

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Post by MManolakes » September 13th, 2020, 9:51 am

I'd like to try my hand at Faustus.


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Post by benderca » September 13th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Barbara please. (I always love to play a "mean girl" :wink: ).

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Post by MManolakes » September 14th, 2020, 4:50 pm

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