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Post by wib66 » December 27th, 2014, 1:19 pm

One Act Play Collection 008 (1884 - 1955).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here: https://librivox.org/one-act-play-collection-008/


This collection now has ten plays so no more will be added. When this one is complete I will be starting collection 009

Michele (wib66) will be BC for this set of one act plays.
Please Note:Some plays are not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years. These are identified below and in the MW
  • 1. The Hour Glass by WB Yeats BC is ShiNeko
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7448
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats
    Complete

    2. Human Nature by Floyd Dell BC is Tortilla
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6587?msg=welcome_stranger - Not PD Europe and Australia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Dell
    Complete

    3. At a Garden Party by F Anstey BC is wib66
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37597
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Anstey_Guthrie
    Complete

    4. Not Smart by Wilbur Daniel Steele BC is silverquill
    http://www.one-act-plays.com/comedies/not_smart.html Not PD Europe and Australia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Daniel_Steele
    Please read from the Google Docs
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tEl3wOVSRZGeJhc3qdDQWDCI8s6_KT2rGSIRcAnMIXM/edit?usp=sharing
    Complete

    5. Cinderella by Florence Bell BC is SweetPea
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47609
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Bell
    Fully claimed


    6. The Sacred Place, by Louis Esson BC is Algy Pug
    https://app.box.com/s/xrpn69hur5dnont49xgfujvgpwhydmne
    http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlSearch.do?dscnt=1&onCampus=false&query=any%2Ccontains%2Cthe%20sacred%20place&bulkSize=20&tab=default_tab&group=ALL&vid=MAIN&institution=SLVPRIMO&fromLogin=true&search_scope=Everything
    Complete

    7. The Second Story Man by Upton Sinclair BC is Tortilla
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3302
    Fully claimed

    8. Daniel and the Devil by Eugene Field BC is aradlaw
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21807
    Please read from the Google Docs
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PqMSqNtjqTW4A9PtIWhpitiT1cUppyCU9e7HaPTo8Eg/edit?usp=sharing
    Fully Claimed

    9. The Pierrot of the Minute by Ernest Dowson BC is Newgatenovelist
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8497
    Complete

    10. The Exchange by Althea Thurston BC is wib66
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970
    Fully Claimed

    1. How to volunteer to BC a play:
      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 note for ease of claiming parts all plays will have gender neutral casting.
      Please look at the list of plays that have previously been submitted before choosing a play to co-ordinate. Please claim your play in the thread; You will be the BC for your play. I will put files in the MW and keep that up to date but you are expected to Proof Listen submitted parts and then edit the play together when all parts are submitted. 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

      Voces Populi by F Anstey http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37597

      King Arthur's Socks and Other Plays by Floyd Dell http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6587?msg=welcome_strangerNot PD for Europe/Australia

      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. Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard. Please Listen against the text to make sure that all lines have been read.

      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!

      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================

      Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Plays; Plays/Comedy; Plays/Drama; Plays/Romance

      Keywords that describe the book:

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      HOW TO CLAIM AND READ A PART IN A PLAY:
    3. New to recording?
      Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    4. How to claim a part in a play:
      Please note for ease of claiming parts all plays will have gender neutral casting.
      • - Open parts are shown in the Magic Window above.
        - Please post your claim, noting the section number (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.
      - Instructions for recording your part, naming and submitting the file are below the Magic Window.
    5. 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.
    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.
    7. 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: [Play Name] , by [Play Author], 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 [#].

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording

      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3

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

      for final edited plays, use file name:
      oneactplays008_titleinoneword_authorsurname_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case). (e.g. oneactplays008_punchandgo_galsworthy_128kb)
    9. 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
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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: maryannspiegel
      • 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.
    10. Any questions?
      Please post below
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Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

wib66
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Post by wib66 » December 27th, 2014, 1:40 pm

Previous Collections
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

One Act Play Collection 007 Author
The Stepmother- Arnold Bennett
The Woman Tamer Louis Esson
Dead Timber - Louis Esson
The Wedding - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Anniversary - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Grotesques- Cloyd Head
A Tragedian in Spite of Himself - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Slave With Two Faces - Mary Carolyn Davies
The Masque of the Two Strangers - Lady Alix Egerton
Fourteen - Alice Gerstenberg
Moonshine - Arthur Hopkins
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by ShiNeko » December 27th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Oh, I've waited for this!

*The Princess in the Fairy Tale by Constance Grenelle Wilcox
* https://archive.org/details/princessinfairyt00wilc
* none
* none
* 10
* 1920
*
Narrator
Princess in the Fairy Tale
Old Nurse
Dragon
Prince in the Fairy Tale
Billy Travers
King in the Fairy Tale
Queen in the Fairy Tale
Little Princesses (5)
The Heralds (2)


I'd also like to claim Dragon from this play.
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Post by wib66 » December 27th, 2014, 2:43 pm

ShiNeko wrote:Oh, I've waited for this!

The Princess in the Fairy Tale by Constance Grenelle Wilcox
* https://archive.org/details/princessinfairyt00wilc
* none
* none
* 10
* 1920
*
Narrator
Princess in the Fairy Tale
Old Nurse
Dragon
Prince in the Fairy Tale
Billy Travers
King in the Fairy Tale
Queen in the Fairy Tale
Little Princesses (5)
The Heralds (2)


I'd also like to claim Dragon from this play.
THanks for that as soon as the MW is up and running I will update it with your play.
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

Tortilla
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Post by Tortilla » December 27th, 2014, 4:07 pm

Hello! There are two I'd love to do:
A really short one act that I like-

Human Nature by Floyd Dell
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/6587/pg6587.html

Two celestial figures decide to see what Earth is like. Probably less than a 5 minute play.
Another one-act I like:

The Second Story Man, (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3302/3302-h/3302-h.htm) by Upton Sinclair.

3 characters, probably a ~35 minute one act.

I'm guessing I can only do one! If so, Human Nature, please. I'd love someone to adopt the other if I cannot do it.
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by wib66 » December 28th, 2014, 12:58 pm

I would prefer, to start with, that each person only BC one play. The reason being that the last collection ended up with me having to take over from BC's who has signed up to do two plays and couldn't complete them. I am not saying that as a complaint as I know people's real life kick in and I was happy to do it. However it is more difficult to pick up someone else's project so for now please just choose one and if that one gets finished and there is still space then you could do another. Hope that's ok thanks. :9:
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Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by Tortilla » December 28th, 2014, 3:16 pm

wib66 wrote:I would prefe,r to start with, that each person only BC one play. The reason being that the last collection ended up with me having to take over from BC's who has signed up to do two plays and couldn't complete them. I am not saying that as a complaint as I know people's real life kick in and I was happy to do it. However it is more difficult to pick up someone else's project so for now please just choose one and if that one gets finished and there is still space then you could do another. Hope that's ok thanks. :9:
Human Nature it is!
Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary

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Post by wib66 » December 28th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Ok thanks I will have to wait until the MW is here to sign everyone up properly thanks
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 30th, 2014, 8:18 pm

Michele,
I can MC this for you. I'll head on over and see how the seventh collection is set up and then do the same for this one.
MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 30th, 2014, 8:52 pm

Michele,

Your MW is now up.

I have looked to read a part in the one act play collection before and have found it terribly confusing. So, to make it easier on people who may not be as familiar with the process, I've moved some things around in the MW. Basically, put all of the instructions for a reader together in one spot.

Enjoy!

MaryAnn

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Post by wib66 » December 31st, 2014, 5:19 am

Hi MaryAnn
Thanks for that the MW looks great now much easier to read and understand. Thanks
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by DiscoverPeace » December 31st, 2014, 7:08 pm

Can I take #18, Michele?

Ali

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Post by wib66 » January 1st, 2015, 5:27 am

DiscoverPeace wrote:Can I take #18, Michele?

Ali
Hi Ali
I am just about to update the MW to state that this is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.
Before I sign you up please can you let me know if you are still able to read for this play thanks
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

wib66
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Post by wib66 » January 1st, 2015, 6:01 am

ShiNeko wrote:Oh, I've waited for this!

*The Princess in the Fairy Tale by Constance Grenelle Wilcox
* https://archive.org/details/princessinfairyt00wilc
* none
* none
* 10
* 1920
*
Narrator
Princess in the Fairy Tale
Old Nurse
Dragon
Prince in the Fairy Tale
Billy Travers
King in the Fairy Tale
Queen in the Fairy Tale
Little Princesses (5)
The Heralds (2)


I'd also like to claim Dragon from this play.
We need to double check the PD details for this play as the writer was still having works published in 1953. given this information we need to know her birth and death dates. Depending on this we need to identify this as not PD for Europe/Australia and countries where the +70 rule applies. The rule of shorter term does not apply as these were published outside of USA. Please can you confirm this before people start to sign up to parts. Thanks
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

DiscoverPeace
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Post by DiscoverPeace » January 1st, 2015, 10:42 am

wib66 wrote:
DiscoverPeace wrote:Can I take #18, Michele?

Ali
Hi Ali
I am just about to update the MW to state that this is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.
Before I sign you up please can you let me know if you are still able to read for this play thanks
Hi Michele,

So you know, I'm Canadian, but I'm in the United States (and have been for several years) for grad school, and I'll be recording in the United States. But definitely nothing to do with Europe or Australia. Please let me know what will happen.

Thanks,

Ali

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