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Post by wib66 » September 14th, 2013, 3:43 pm

One Act Play Collection - 007 .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/one-act-play-collection-007-by-various/

One-Act Play Collection 007


Michele(wib66) will BC this next collection of One Act Plays.

1. The Stepmother by Arnold Bennett 1867-1931 BC is Loveday
http://archive.org/details/politefarcesford00bnn

2. The Woman Tamer by Louis Esson (1878 -1943) BC is Algy Pug
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5UXtkw--7xIYmdiWVVfd2MyYzg/edit

3. Dead Timber by Louis Esson (1878 -1943) BC is Algy Pug
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5UXtkw--7xIYmdiWVVfd2MyYzg/edit

4. The Wedding by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860–1904 BC is ShiNeko
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7986
Below is a pronunciation guide for the names courtesy of ShiNeko
http://librivox.org/uploads/lezer/oneactplays007_wedding_pronunciation_128kb.mp3

5. The Anniversary by Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904) BC is aradlaw
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7986
Below is a pronunciation guide for the names courtesy of ShiNeko
http://librivox.org/uploads/lezer/oneactplays007_anniversary_pronunciation_128kb.mp3

6. Grotesques by Cloyd Head (1886-1969) BC is ChuckW
http://archive.org/details/Poetry-AMagazineOfVerse-October1916

7. A Tragedian in Spite of Himself by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860–1904 Translation: Julius West 1891–1918 BC is ShiNeko
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7986
Below is a pronunciation guide for the names courtesy of ShiNeko
http://librivox.org/uploads/lezer/oneactplays007_tragedianinspiteofhimself_pronunciation_128kb.mp3

8. The Slave With Two Faces by Mary Carolyn Davies 1888-? BC is Lucy_k_p
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36984

9. The Masque of the Two Strangers by Lady Alix Egerton BC is francesb
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33907

10. Fourteen by Alice Gerstenberg BC is breeze
http://archive.org/details/tenoneactplays00gersuoft

11. Moonshine by Arthur Hopkins

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970?msg=welcome_stranger#page_239

This collection is now at 11 so there will not be any more plays added


1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
This is a great opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to BC a dramatic reading but isn't quite ready to do a full-length play. (Of course it's open to experienced BCs as well!) Please note that if you propose a play for inclusion in the collection, you are responsible either for editing, proof-listening and coordinating it yourself, or for finding other volunteers to fill these roles. Volunteers outside the USA: Be aware that some of the plays are still protected by copyright law some places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

Please claim your play in the thread; this collection is capped at 10 plays. Each BC needs to provide the following information about each play:

* Title and author
* PD text link
* Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known
* Link to title on Wikipedia
* Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have
* Original publication date
* The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!

If you would like to claim a role yourself please do so. Below are some resources you can use to find a play, but don't feel limited to these. Also, remember to check what has already been recorded in the previous One-Act Play Collections (see next post in this thread)

Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36984

The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16435

Washington Square Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3068

Comtemporary One Act Plays http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970

Project Gutenberg also has a list of many authors who have written one-act plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/One_Act_Plays_Bookshelf
Readers: 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.

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. The target completion date for this project is April 2014

4. 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.

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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

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 Gilbert cannan , by One Act Play Collection 008 . 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 [#].


7. DURING recording:
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
[b[Role], read by [your name][/b]

If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:

At the beginning: [Title] by [Author]. 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 [title], by [author].

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

8. 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.

Save files as
128 kbps MP3
oneactplays007_titleinoneword_authorsurname_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case). (e.g. oneactplays007_punchandgo_galsworthy_128kb)

For individual roles:
titleinoneword_charactername_authorsurname.mp3 (all lower-case). (e.g. punchandgo_electrics_galsworthy.mp3)

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://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    o You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lezer
    o When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    o 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.

    Thanks, Michele (wib66)

    Magic Window:



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  • 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



    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 has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.


    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    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.
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Michele

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Post by wib66 » September 14th, 2013, 3:55 pm

Plays already recorded in previous collections

One Act Play Collection 001 Author
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
A Marriage has been Arranged- Alfred Sutro
The Swan Song- Anton Chekhov
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Wurzel Flummery- A.A. Milne

One Act Play Collection 002 Author
Before Breakfast- Eugene O'Neill
The Buller Podington Compact- Frank Richard Stockton
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
How he Lied to her Husband- George Bernard Shaw
The Outside- Susan Glaspell
The Parlor Car- William D Howells
Riders to the Sea- John Millington Synge

One Act Play Collection 003 Author
Eugenically Speaking- Edward Goodman
The Pot Boiler- Alice Gerstenberg
A Good Woman- Arnold Bennet
The Sun- John Galsworthy
The Bear- Anton Chekov
The Tenor- Frank Wedekind
The Pretentious Young Ladies- Moliere
Lonesome Like- Harolod Brighouse
Enter the Hero- Theresa Helburn
A Proposal Under Difficulties- John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 004 Author
The Bicyclers- John Kendrick Bangs
The Dark Lady of Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
Eolaus, A Dramatic Poem- James Allen
Fame and the Poet- Lord Dunsany
Is She His Wife- Charles Dickens
King Lear's Wife- Gordon bottomley
The Land of Heart's Desire- William butler Yeats
Mr Nightingale's Diary- Charles Dickens
The Stronger- August Strindberg
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Woman's Honor- Susan Glaspell

One Act Play Collection 005 Author
Abstraction- Basil Hall Chamberlain
The Constant Lover- St John Hankin
The Day of the Boomer Dukes- Frederik Pohl
Forgotten Souls- David Pinski
Overtones- Alice Gerstenberg
Supressed Desires- Susan Glaspell and George Cram
Tides- George Middleton
The Twelve Pound Look- J.M. Barrie
When Shades Assemble- Marjory Benton Cooke
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington

One Act Play Collection 006 Author
Madame Butterfly- David Belasco
The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll
Something to Vote For- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Sightless- Maurice Maeterlinck
Punch and Go- John Galsworthy
The Falcon- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Night At The Inn- Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
A Midsummer Dance Dream- Anna Bird Stewart
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington
A Question of Sex- Arnold Bennett
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Post by wib66 » September 14th, 2013, 4:03 pm

Here are the suggestions people have made already please confirm if you would like to submit them for the project

ElleyKat wrote:I'd really love to participate in this. I'd like to do The princess in the fairy tale, a garden fairy story for children in one act (1920), by Constance Grenelle Wilcox.
http://archive.org/details/princessinfairyt00wilc

:D
francesb wrote:Could we maybe do this one:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37970/37970-h/37970-h.htm#page_365

If so, could I pre-claim Liddy? :D
ShiNeko wrote:Would someone like to do something from here
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7986/7986-h/7986-h.htm

Except The Proposal and The Bear. I'm not sure if the other four were done.
RuthieG wrote:http://librivox.org/the-cherry-orchard-by-anton-chekhov/
http://librivox.org/the-proposal-by-anton-chekhov/ (that was fun)
http://librivox.org/one-act-play-collection-003-by-various/ (The Bear)
http://librivox.org/the-three-sisters-by-anton-chekhov/

I don't think The Anniversary, The Wedding, On the High Road or A Tragedian in Spite of Himself have been recorded.

Ruth

ShiNeko wrote:The Proposal was very fun! :D I liked it very much.

If so I'd like to do The Wedding...
Let me know what you would like to do
Michele

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Post by Loveday » September 14th, 2013, 4:18 pm

Thank you so much for leading this collection, Michele. I'd love a slot please, for another Bennett farce - I'm rather taken with them at the moment!

Title: The Stepmother
Author: Arnold Bennett 1867-1931
Text link: http://archive.org/details/politefarcesford00bnn, first page at http://archive.org/stream/politefarcesford00bnn#page/n23/mode/2up
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Bennett
Number of roles (including narrator): 5
Publication date: this edition is dated 1912

Roles:
Narrator
Cora Prout (a novelist)
Adrian Prout (her stepson)
Dr Thomas Gardner (a doctor)
Christine Feversham (Mrs Prout's secretary)

I'll read Cora.
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Post by Algy Pug » September 14th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Oi'd loike to intrajuice an Orstayan note and offer one or both the following plays by Louis Esson (1878-1943) for your consideration:

The Woman Tamer
Dead Timber


Here is the link for both texts:
http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/singleViewer.do?dvs=1379201999574~242&locale=en_GB&metadata_object_ratio=10&show_metadata=true&preferred_usage_type=VIEW_MAIN&frameId=1&usePid1=true&usePid2=true

Esson was possibly the first really accomplished Australian dramatist. It is my hope to set up a project for his 1912 Shavian comedy The Time is Not Yet Ripe - when I can find a text in the public domain.

Cheers
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Post by annise » September 14th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Link doesn't work Algy ?

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Post by Algy Pug » September 14th, 2013, 5:43 pm

annise wrote:Link doesn't work Algy ?

Anne
Funny - it works for me. Perhaps you have an overdue library book from the State Library of Victoria and they are on to you.

Anyway, I have uploaded the text to Google Drive:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5UXtkw--7xIYmdiWVVfd2MyYzg/edit?usp=sharing

Cheers
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Post by ShiNeko » September 15th, 2013, 4:51 am

Hello, Michele! Here is information about the Wedding
Title: The Wedding
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860–1904
Translation: Julius West 1891–1918
Text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7986/7986-h/7986-h.htm#link2H_4_0004
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov
Link to title on Wikipedia: none
Number of roles (including narrator): 18
Publication date: first publication in 1889

Roles:
Narrator
Evdokim Zaharovitch Zhigalov
Nastasya Timofeyevna
Dashenka
Epaminond Maximovitch Aplombov
Fyodor Yakovlevitch Revunov-Karaulov
Andrey Andreyevitch Nunin
Anna Martinovna Zmeyukina
Ivan Mihailovitch Yats
Harlampi Spiridonovitch Dimba
Dmitri Stepanivitch Mozgovoy
Groomsman
Gentelemen (5 roles, read the same lines)
Waiter

I think it'll be good if I record the names. Where should I upload it when I do?
~Nastya
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Post by aradlaw » September 15th, 2013, 6:28 am

I'll BC The Anniversary by Anton Chekhov

Title: The Anniversary
Author: Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
Text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7986,
The Anniversary at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7986/7986-h/7986-h.htm#link2H_4_0007
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov
Number of roles (including narrator): 6

Roles:
Narrator
ANDREY ANDREYEVITCH SHIPUCHIN - Chairman of the N—— Joint Stock Bank, a middle-aged man, with a monocle
TATIANA ALEXEYEVNA - his wife, aged 25
KUSMA NICOLAIEVITCH KHIRIN - the bank's aged book-keeper
NASTASYA FYODOROVNA MERCHUTKINA - an old woman wearing an old-fashioned cloak
A DIRECTOR OF THE BANK

:lol: This one is a lot of fun, with a fairly straightforward script, I may have a Google doc by the end of the week, if needed.

[Thanks for the suggestion Ruth.] :D
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Post by ChuckW » September 15th, 2013, 6:41 am

Oh, these are always fun. Here's mine:

Title: Grotesques
Author: Cloyd Head (1886-1969)
Text Link: http://archive.org/details/Poetry-AMagazineOfVerse-October1916
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloyd_Head
Number of roles (including narrator): 9

Capulchard (claimed by, uh, me)
The Woman-motive
The Man-motive
The Girl-motive
The Sprite-motive
The Crone-motive
Voices (multiple)
The Owl (only hoots)
Narrator

Algy has also converted the PDF into a much more readable GoogleDocs file: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RP8gVlos3_BHM3Cf6KkBCkaRgI5cPgtGPdSq2FTkTcI/edit

Thanks for BC-ing this, Michelle! Hope everything goes well for you. :)
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Post by ShiNeko » September 15th, 2013, 6:55 am

Oh, then I'll just take the last one too! :D So we will be finished with this book

Title: A tragedian in spite of himself
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860–1904
Translation: Julius West 1891–1918
Text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7986/7986-h/7986-h.htm#link2H_4_0006
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov
Number of roles (including narrator): 3

Roles:
Narrator
Ivan Ivanovitch Tolkachov
Alexey Alexeyevich Murashkin
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Post by lezer » September 15th, 2013, 7:50 am

Hello Michele,
I can be your MC for this one. I will probably ask for your help in creating cast listings for the project page when we reach the catalog stage - at least, I think it would be a nice idea to have cast listings available for the project page, though I see a lot of the previous collections don't have them either. We can think about that later - it will be some time before this is finished anyway :D
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Post by Algy Pug » September 15th, 2013, 7:53 am

Here are the details for the Esson plays:

Author: Louis Esson (1878 -1943)
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Esson
Text link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5UXtkw--7xIYmdiWVVfd2MyYzg/edit?usp=sharing

The Woman Tamer (1910)
AN EPISODE OF BLACK EAGLE LANE
Six roles
Katie
"Chopsey" Ryan (thief and “ busker")
Smithy the Liar (his “ cobber ”)
Constable Jones
“Bongo”
Narrator


Dead Timber (1911)
Six roles
A Selector
Joe
Abe
Wife
Mary
Narrator

Cheers
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Post by lezer » September 15th, 2013, 8:06 am

OK - all set, Michele! Over to you :)

Oh, and I've made a new group page for the One-Act Play Collections, so they can be more easily found: http://librivox.org/group/547

Let me know if you have any questions or problems.
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Post by wib66 » September 15th, 2013, 1:28 pm

WOW I only went to sleep and when I woke up it had all happened ha ha. Thank you to everyone for their submissions so far. I will update the MW today and tomorrow and update the first thread.

:9:
Michele

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