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Post by mightyfelix » August 3rd, 2020, 12:47 pm

ktaylor07 wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
I'd like to volunteer to BC the following 1 act play for Collection 14:

Title and author: “The Bloomer Costume; or The Figure of Fun” by Edward Stirling
PD text link: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0010535268&view=2up&seq=84
Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known: (Not Wikipedia but does have correct bio) http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/adaptations/stirling.html Edward Stirling (1809-1894)
* Link to title on Wikipedia
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 6
Original publication date: 1851
The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!
Stage Directions
Christopher Cockles, a Showman
Nobby Nick, his assistant
Joseph Jumps, a Tailor – false and fickle
Miss Patty Bailey, a Victim of Circumstance and the Bloomer Costume (listed as “Martha” in the script’s Cast List for some reason)
Miss Eliza Todd, a Baker’s Daughter
This is all the information we need, but you should post it in the thread for the collection itself, not in this thread. :)

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Post by ktaylor07 » August 4th, 2020, 4:21 am

mightyfelix wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
ktaylor07 wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
I'd like to volunteer to BC the following 1 act play for Collection 14:

Title and author: “The Bloomer Costume; or The Figure of Fun” by Edward Stirling
PD text link: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0010535268&view=2up&seq=84
Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known: (Not Wikipedia but does have correct bio) http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/adaptations/stirling.html Edward Stirling (1809-1894)
* Link to title on Wikipedia
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 6
Original publication date: 1851
The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!
Stage Directions
Christopher Cockles, a Showman
Nobby Nick, his assistant
Joseph Jumps, a Tailor – false and fickle
Miss Patty Bailey, a Victim of Circumstance and the Bloomer Costume (listed as “Martha” in the script’s Cast List for some reason)
Miss Eliza Todd, a Baker’s Daughter
This is all the information we need, but you should post it in the thread for the collection itself, not in this thread. :)
Okay, sorry. I'll move the info there.

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Post by TriciaG » October 31st, 2020, 12:56 pm

I've found a one-act farce that might be fun to record in a Zoom meeting. It has 5 male characters, 1 female, and 1 narrator. Here it is in a Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTv5SjyAkYHDwojSOwkv-uynzWB_nSH9y1BeOvuQMaocF1Q9Ton-GzgSLqWlfLtc1GmjbnqLvriR03O/pub

I'm willing to oversee it on the Zoom call and edit it afterward (I've done it before with in-person one-act play readings. These things DO require editing afterward - all the chuckles, outtakes, side comments that inevitably come in.)

It says the play runs about 45 minutes, but with setting up volume levels, outtakes, and other delays, it could easily run into the 2-3 hour range to do it. I'd like to do it during the day, on a weekday, maybe 9-12 or 10a-1p EST.

The play takes place in Britain, but only one character has much cockney in his lines. Whoever plays him will have to be halfway reasonable with that accent.

If you're interested in doing this, you'll need to be halfway comfortable with Zoom - setting up your microphone for it and adjusting the volume, perhaps, to try to match others, and being able to read from the script while in Zoom.

If the readers are OK with it, I'm OK having others in attendance; they'd have to mute their mics when we are reading the lines, though, and maybe turn off their video, so we're only seeing the readers so as not to be so nervous. ;)

So... how do I do this? Do I just set a date, take claims, and run it from there? :hmm:

*Cross-posting this in the Zoom Discussion thread.*
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2020, 8:49 am

OK, here's the plan for the Zoom reading:

Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am Eastern Time (15:00 GMT). We'll read "together" on Zoom, but use headphones (so as not to bleed sound) and have Audacity open to record our own individual parts. Afterward, send those Audacity recordings to me, unedited.

The video recording of Zoom has a bit where I explain what's going on, starting near 14:00 to about 25:30 https://youtu.be/77c5BcfqXR4?t=849

I'm still looking for someone to record Whitewash, Ferguson, and Agatha. Let me know! 8-)

(The Zoom Discussion thread is here, starting somewhere in the middle of our discussion on this project: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=83012&start=150 )

EDIT to add: oh, and we will NOT be recording the video of this meeting. The only people who will see you (if you activate a video camera) are the other readers.
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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