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Post by DeRamos » March 8th, 2010, 9:54 pm

We do have until the year 31920, when all of it becomes set in the past. :wink:
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Post by Nicholas19 » March 9th, 2010, 11:13 pm

DeRamos wrote:We do have until the year 31920, when all of it becomes set in the past. :wink:
Only students of Late Ancient English will understand it by then. ;) I imagine LibriVox will be used by some to brush up on their ancient English language skills.
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Post by captaindestroyo » March 11th, 2010, 7:10 am

Tragedies of Euripides

It doesn't look like Librivox currently has anything by Euripides, and I'd love to see some of the tragedies recorded, especially Medea.

BTW I'm new. :)

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Post by aravis » March 11th, 2010, 12:09 pm

Welcome to LibriVox, captaindestroyo! Have fun here! :D

Here is the Euripides on Project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/e#a1680

and here is Medea:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15081
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Post by om123 » March 28th, 2010, 5:06 am

[DRAMA] The Post Office, by Rabindranath Tagore

Can Librivox do drama version of this short 2 act play by Rabindranath Tagore, translated to English by Devabrata Mukherjee.

Gutenberg link is here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6523

This one of the finest dramas by Tagore and deals with the fundamental question of death. Thia drama "describes how a child—striving to escape his stuffy confines—ultimately "fall[s] asleep" ".

A very humane tale.

Originally published in Bengali in 1912 and the English translation in 1914.

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Post by miss stav » March 30th, 2010, 3:28 pm

An online etext can be found at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6523 -
I know nothing about the translater. Will try to make a little research tomorrow morning.
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Post by RuthieG » March 31st, 2010, 7:32 am

Well, as I said, it is possible that those countries who apply the Rule of the Shorter Term (i.e. most of Europe, but not Germany, for instance) would be able to record something by an Indian author, which is in the Public Domain in India. However, my reservation was that Tagore was a Bengali, not an Indian, and I do not have the expertise to know what the legal situation is. That is why I cannot say that it is definitely OK for European readers to record. However, it is fine for US residents.

EDIT: I don't know where you are in the world, om123. :)

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Post by om123 » April 1st, 2010, 8:42 am

Bengalis are people who speak bengali language and are spread in Eastern Parts of India and the whole Bangladesh. Tagore mainly wrote in Bengali language and so he is equally loved by Bengalis of India and Bangaldesh. He wrote the national anthems of both Bangaldesh and India.

In Tagore's life time, India was a big country that included present Bangaldesh and Pakistan. The separation came in 1947, after Independence.

Tagore was born and died in West-Bengal (a state in present India).

So, do you think this project can go ahead?

BTW, I am from India, but not a bengali.

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Post by RuthieG » April 1st, 2010, 9:18 am

That's fine! It would be in the Public Domain for you, and it is in the Public Domain where our files are stored, so go right ahead! Just add a little warning for people in Europe, that it MAY not be OK for them to participate. :)

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Post by om123 » April 3rd, 2010, 1:49 am

OOOH!!
I just hope I'm ready enough to start a new project. I am going through the guidelines now..Will come back soon..

And thank you,

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Post by musicalheart1 » June 2nd, 2010, 1:22 am

[DRAMA]Le Triomphe de l'amour, Marivaux(English Translation)

The play Le Triomphe de l'amour by Marivaux is brilliant and a lot of fun. It was popularised in its English translation "The Triumph of Love" by a 2001 film starring Ben Kingsley and a musical version around 1997.

I have a copy of the play as translated for performance (a full script), but I think it is a Samuel French edition and therefore possibly under copyright.

Anyone know of a translation that is public domain and that we could do or what would be involved in translating the original French to English (and if that would be a loophole for copyright)?

It's SUCH a great play.

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Post by Susanna » June 2nd, 2010, 1:24 am

I love The Triumph of Love! Hope it will work out-- I could get that edition. Dibs on Corine!

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Post by musicalheart1 » June 2nd, 2010, 1:31 am

Haha, only if I get Leonide, Susanna! :lol:

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Post by RuthieG » June 2nd, 2010, 1:40 am

Only if you can find a Public Domain translation. :lol: I have looked in the usual places and haven't found it yet. I am a little disheartened by seeing it described as "largely ignored until lately" when Googling.

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Post by musicalheart1 » June 2nd, 2010, 3:12 am

RuthieG wrote:Only if you can find a Public Domain translation. :lol: I have looked in the usual places and haven't found it yet. I am a little disheartened by seeing it described as "largely ignored until lately" when Googling.

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Ruth, what if we translated the French version that is in the public domain? Does that suffice, if we can't find any in English (which there MUST be, somewhere!)?

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