[COMPLETE]The Tragedy of Macbeth -arb

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Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » February 1st, 2013, 7:57 am

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-tragedy-of-macbeth-by-william-shakespeare-2/
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. In the end, he loses everything that gives meaning and purpose to his life before losing his life itself. (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

    Please check the following spreadsheet for details of roles:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApUXtkw--7xIdEEzZVFWVkRlblhVV1Ayb0t1V0t6ZkE&usp=sharing
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbethscenes.html
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    BC Admin ======================================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
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    Genres for the project:
    tragedy drama Shakespeare

    Keywords that describe the book:
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    For narrator
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Act [Act number] The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"

    • End of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of Act [Act number]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of The Tragedy of Macbeth , by William Shakespeare . "

      Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
      For in
      Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    • AFTER recording:
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

      For individual roles
      Disclaimer is not required. Readings should simply be introduced as follows:
      Full name of role (as it appears in the Magic Window), read by [name of reader]. Act [act number].
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      tragedyofmacbeth_role_#.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is the act number. (e.g. tragedyofmacbeth_macbeth_1.mp3)

      A separate file will be required for each act.

      ID3 V2 tags
      ID tags are not required - these will be supplied by the editor.

      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:
        http://upload.librivox.org
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: arb - annise
      • 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 or PM me. :)
Last edited by Algy Pug on March 3rd, 2013, 2:30 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » February 1st, 2013, 8:01 am

Here we go - an oldie but a goodie!

The following roles have already been claimed:
Duncan, King of Scotland; Old Man; Doctor - Algy Pug
Malcolm, Son of Duncan - Cleogirl
Macbeth, General of the King's army - egg4ears
Banquo, General of the King's army - alanmapstone
Lady Macbeth - Darvinia
Porter - Vandermast
Macduff - David Goldfarb

Cheers

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Post by catrose » February 1st, 2013, 8:32 am

First witch please :) Bev, you've got some pretty major shoes to fill! I absolutely LOVED Elizabeth's take on Lady M :D
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Post by mkargo » February 1st, 2013, 9:09 am

Been a while since I contributed to a project... I'd like a go at Lady Macduff please.
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Post by hggarrett » February 1st, 2013, 10:17 am

Second witch! I'm so excited about this!!

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Post by TriciaG » February 1st, 2013, 10:18 am

Algy - who is editing this?
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Post by LibbyG » February 1st, 2013, 12:11 pm

I can complete the trio of witches!
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Post by Cleogirl » February 1st, 2013, 12:15 pm

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but are Scottish accents going to be employed?

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Post by Darvinia » February 1st, 2013, 12:17 pm

Cleogirl wrote:Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but are Scottish accents going to be employed?

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I don't think it's a stupid question and I will answer a resounding 'no' for myself. I think my attempt would turn this into a comedy. :lol:

ETA: I've been repeating Mike Myers' line from SNL: "If it's nae Scottish, it's CRAP!" Yep, definitely would be a comedy.
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Post by Cleogirl » February 1st, 2013, 1:18 pm

Ta, Darvinia.

Stupid question number 2: when we come across "ALL" do all of us record the passage?
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Post by catrose » February 1st, 2013, 1:56 pm

I assume ALL just means everyone in that scene :) It'd be pretty odd if Malcolm or Lady M joined in with the Witches chorus! :lol:
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Post by Elizabby » February 1st, 2013, 2:22 pm

Oh, I'm interested! What is left unclaimed?

Can I have the Doctor in Act V? That's the one who gets to diagnose Lady MacBeth with madness! Sounds a bit like being at work, but oh well... ;)

If that's already taken, I'll go for Hecate - I think that's the last witch left.

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Post by Cleogirl » February 1st, 2013, 4:03 pm

catrose wrote:I assume ALL just means everyone in that scene :) It'd be pretty odd if Malcolm or Lady M joined in with the Witches chorus! :lol:
:oops: right you are, no doubt
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Post by Hobbit » February 1st, 2013, 4:20 pm

If Beth is the doctor, may I claim Hecate? And if Beth is Hecate may I claim Lady Mabeth's attendant?
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Post by gloriana » February 1st, 2013, 6:57 pm

I can possibly MC this, but Algy, can you let me know who will be editing the project before I commit to MCing it? Thanks.

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