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Post by CliveCatterall » March 17th, 2018, 9:46 am

Dear Librivox Hive-Mind
(sorry, I've been reading a lot of 1980s SF recently)

I'd like to record Macciavelli's Art of War (I was going to do the discourses, but I think I'll do this first), but it is structured like one of the greek dialogues or a play. You have the name of the character and then the words they speak. None of the normal fiction attributes like "Cosimo said" or "Ludovico said".

Has anyone got any LV examples of the way that a solo recording of a dialogue can be treated? Do you read the name of the character before reading the spoken words, or just do a character voice and hope for the best?

Clive

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Post by philchenevert » March 17th, 2018, 9:57 am

I read the name then read the speech. Pretty much as it is written. But then I'm kind of a maverick. Image
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Post by TriciaG » March 17th, 2018, 10:09 am

I agree with Phil. I'd read it as written. But then, I'm not overly dramatic.

If you went with different voices, I'd still recommend saying the character/speaker name before what they say, since it's written that way, and it does give the listener a better cue than voice alone.

You could see how the other readers of The Art of War have done it:
https://librivox.org/search?q=art%20of%20war&search_form=advanced
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Post by CliveCatterall » March 17th, 2018, 10:21 am

No Tricia, that's Sun Tzu's Art of War. I'm talking about Macciavelli's Art of War. Same name, different books.

Yeah. I think just reading what's written may be the best way. I just wondered if anyone had recorded socratic dialogues or something. (and I'm too lazy to search for them).

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Post by TriciaG » March 17th, 2018, 10:30 am

Oops. :oops:

Yeah, I'm too lazy to look up dialogues, also. :) However, here's a search for "dialog" in the title (which seems to catch all endings of the word), and solo projects:
https://librivox.org/search?title=dialog&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=all&project_type=solo&recorded_language=&sort_order=catalog_date&search_page=1&search_form=advanced
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