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Post by mightyfelix » September 20th, 2018, 10:10 am

ccfpcl wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 12:48 am
I fear asking a Librivoxer to use a 'swazzle' (with associated danger of choking) might be beyond my/our remit, but I'll certainly think on it.
Is that the thingy people put in their mouths for the Punch voice? I didn't know what they were called!

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Post by ccfpcl » September 20th, 2018, 10:21 am

Yup. Apparently they now come with a string attached so you can yank it out of your gullet if you accidentally swallow it!

Yours from good ol' eBay...

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Post by mightyfelix » September 20th, 2018, 10:21 am

Before doing a quick search on swazzle, I'd have said that I was totally willing to give it a try. I mean, I probably would have looked into it before now, if I'd known the word swazzle. It just looks (and sounds) so cool! And really, how hard could it be?

After doing a quick search on swazzle.... Well, evidently pretty hard. I almost still want to try it, though.

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Post by ToddHW » September 20th, 2018, 11:33 am

Swazzling does NOT seem like a good thing to try to do....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ccfpcl » September 20th, 2018, 4:08 pm

Hear, hear!

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Post by ccfpcl » September 20th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Picking up on Anne's suggestion, I've been looking into the possibility of some kind of vocoder effect to post-process the voice. Much safer. I'll keep you posted.

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Post by mightyfelix » September 27th, 2018, 6:55 am

We don't have anything by the Roman playwright Terence.

His six comedies are:

Andria; or, the Fair Andrian
Eunuchus; or, the Eunuch
Heautontimorumenos; or, the Self-Tormentor
Adelphi; or, the Brothers
Hecyra; the Mother-in-law
Phormio; or, the Scheming Parasite

They are on Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22188

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Post by ToddHW » September 27th, 2018, 3:59 pm

They look interesting and the Gutenberg scripts look good. I might offer them if you don't want to.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » September 27th, 2018, 5:20 pm

ToddHW wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 3:59 pm
They look interesting and the Gutenberg scripts look good. I might offer them if you don't want to.

Thanks, Todd
Not anytime soon. I've got my hands full with DRs at the moment. :roll:

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Post by bluechien » September 27th, 2018, 5:27 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 6:55 am
We don't have anything by the Roman playwright Terence.
I read Mother-in-Law and it was so Moliere! Or, I guess, vice-versa? Amazing find!
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Post by ccfpcl » September 28th, 2018, 5:07 am

Back to Punch & Judy...

Following up on Annise's suggestion, I've done a small test with a light (open source) vocoder effect.

What do people think?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2.mp3

Best Regards, Chris.

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Post by TriciaG » December 25th, 2018, 7:40 pm

From the Book Suggestions forum:
Some literary scholars think "Lucifer" has significant influence on "Paradise Lost". So former would be great companion to existing Librivox recordings of latter. Also "Lucifer" is specifically about Lucifer's rebellion in Heaven -- stories on this subject are rare.
Lucifer, by Joost van den Vondel (translated from the Dutch).

http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/37659

The Gutenberg text has a gazillion introductions and notes and prefaces and all that - the play itself is about 18,000 words.

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Post by ToddHW » December 25th, 2018, 7:42 pm

bluechien wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 5:27 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 6:55 am
We don't have anything by the Roman playwright Terence.
I read Mother-in-Law and it was so Moliere! Or, I guess, vice-versa? Amazing find!
I have prep'd this play and will offer it right after New Year's Day.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » December 26th, 2018, 4:40 am

ToddHW wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 7:42 pm
bluechien wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 5:27 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 6:55 am
We don't have anything by the Roman playwright Terence.
I read Mother-in-Law and it was so Moliere! Or, I guess, vice-versa? Amazing find!
I have prep'd this play and will offer it right after New Year's Day.
Well done Todd. You keep supplying us with plays to work on.
If this is supposed to be a comedy it is a bit odd as the story seems to include a rape.
Happy New Year
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Post by Carolin » December 26th, 2018, 5:20 am

i have a few sources here that i havent looked at in detail but the titles look interesting :)
many of them are one act pieces, and some of them are difficult to read but for one act it should be fine.

https://archive.org/details/fortuniohisseven0000plan
Fortunio, and his seven gifted servants : a fairy extravaganza, in two acts / founded on the popular nursery tale by the Countess D'Anois ; and dramtized by J. R. Planché, Esq., author of Blue beard, Sleeping beauty, Bee and the orange tree..., &c.
by Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880

https://archive.org/details/faironewithgolde0000plan_p6u4
The fair one with the golden locks : an original, grand, musical, fairy extravaganza, in one act / by J. R. Planché, Esq. author of Fortunio; The white cat; Beauty and the beast...&c. ; founded on the popular nursery tale by the Coutess D'Anois ; correctly printed from the prompt book, with exits, entrances, &c.
by Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880

https://archive.org/details/welshgirlfarcein0000plan
The Welsh girl : a farce, in one act / by Mrs J. R. Planché ; A pleasant neighbour : a farce, in one act / by Mr. J. R. Planché.
by Planché, Eliza

https://archive.org/details/beautybeastgrand0000plan
Beauty and the beast : a grand comic, romantic, operatic, melo-dramatic fairy extravaganza : in two acts / by J. R. Planché, Esq. author of Fortunio; The fair one with the golden locks...&c. ; correctly printed from the prompt book, with exits, entrances, &c.
by Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880

https://archive.org/details/youngreeferfarce0000soan_k6b2
The young reefer : a farce, in two acts / by George Soane, A.B. author of Faustus... ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D-G. ; to which are added, a description of the costume,-cast of the characters, entrances and exits,-relative positions of the performers on the stage,-and the whole of the stage business, as now performed at the Metropolitan minor theatres ; embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. Bonner, from a drawing taken in the theatre by Mr. R. Cruikshank.
by Soane, George, 1790-1860

https://archive.org/details/sisterslovehumor0000unkn
A sister's love : a humorous dialogue, in two parts, for five persons.
by {Unknown author]

https://archive.org/details/marriedrakefarce0000selb
The married rake : a farce, in one act / by Charles Selby, comedian, author of Captain Stevens, Robert Macaire, Unfinished gentlemen, Widow's victim, &c.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/sisterslovehumor0000unkn_i5t7
A sister's love : a humorous dialogue, in two parts, for five persons
by [Unknown author]

https://archive.org/details/poorsoldiercomic0000shie
The poor soldier : a comic opera, in two acts, as it is performed at the Theatres Royal.
by Shield, William, 1748-1829

https://archive.org/details/peggygreencomicd0000selb
Peggy Green : a comic drama in one act / by Charles Selby, comedian author of Captain Stevens - A day in Paris...&c.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/huntingturtlefar0000selb
Hunting a turtle : a farce, in one act / by Charles Selby ; Catching an heiress : a farce, in one act / by Charles Selby.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/dayinparisinterl0000selb
A day in Paris! : an interlude, in one act / by Charles Selby, comedian, author Captain Stevens, Frank Fox Phipps, The military execution, Unfinished gentlemen, Robert Macaire, Married rake, Catching an heiress, Hunting a turtle, Widow's victim, Frederick of Prussia, &c.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/kingsgardenerorn0000selb
The King's gardener: or, nipped in the bud! : a burletta, in one act / by Charles Selby, comedian, author Captain Stevens, The married rake, The unfinished gentlemen, Catching an heiress, Boots at the Swan, The new footman, The guardian sylph, &c., &c.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/bonniefishwifeor0000selb
The bonnie fish wife : an original musical interlude in one act / by Charles Selby, Comedian. Member of the Dramatic Authors' Society author of Captain Stevens - A day in Paris - Unfinished gentleman..., &c.
by Selby, Charles, 1802?-1863

https://archive.org/details/scapegracepetite0000auth
The scapegrace : a petite comedy, in one act / printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D-G. ; to which are added, a description of the costume,-cast of the characters, entrances and exits,-relative positions of the performers on the stage,-and the whole of the stage business, as now performed at the Adelphi Theatre ; embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. Bonner, from a drawing taken in the theatre by Mr. R. Cruikshank.
by [Author unknown]

https://archive.org/details/lamplighterorbli0000seam
The lamplighter; or, the blind girl and little Gerty : a drama, in two acts and four tableaux / founded on the popular American work of the same name ; by William Seaman, comedian.
by Seaman, William

https://archive.org/details/everybodyshusban0000ryan
Everybody's husband : a comic drama, in one act / by Richard Ryan ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D.-G. ; to which are added, a description of the costume,-cast of the characters, entrances and exits,-relative positions of the performers on the stage,-and the whole of the stage business, as performed at the Theatres Royal, London ; embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. Bonner, from a drawing taken in the theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank.
by Ryan, Richard, 1796-1849

https://archive.org/details/engagedramaintwo0000ross
The engage : a drama in two acts / by John Wilson Ross.
by Ross, John Wilson

https://archive.org/details/atcrosspurposesc0000rose
At cross purposes : comedietta, in one act / by Ada M. Rose.
by Rose, Ada M.

https://archive.org/details/loversquarrelsor0000king
Lovers' quarrels; or, like master like man : an interlude, in one act / altered from "The mistake" of Sir John Vanbrugh, by T. King.
by King, T.

https://archive.org/details/toparentsguardia0000tayl
To parents and guardians : at Jubilee House establishment, Clapham, young gentlemen are - &c. &c. : an original comic drama, in one act / by the author of Diogenes, The philosopher's stone...&c.
by Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880

https://archive.org/details/claudeduvalladie0000tayl
Claude Duval, the ladies' highwayman : a farce, in one act / by T. P. Taylor. Wanted a brigand; or, a visit from Fra Diavolo : a farce, in one act / by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett.
by Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880

https://archive.org/details/householdfairydo0000talf
A household fairy : a domestic sketch in one act / by Francis Talfourd author of Atalanta - Pluto and Proserpine - Abon Hassan - Ganem...&c.
by Talfourd, Francis, 1828-1862

https://archive.org/details/electrainnewelec0000talf
Electra in a new electr'ic light : an entirely new and original extravaganza, in one act / by Francis Talfourd, Esq., author of Atalanta, Pluto and Proserpine, Abon Hassan...&c.
by Talfourd, Francis, 1828-1862

https://archive.org/details/alcestisoriginal0000talf
Alcestis, the original strong-minded woman : a classical burlesque, in one act : being a most shameful misinterpretation of the greek drama of Euripides / with an original prologue, upon the occasion of its subsequent revival ; by Francis Talfourd, author of "Shylock", "Ganem, the slave of love", &c., &c.
by Talfourd, Francis, 1828-1862

https://archive.org/details/doubledealingorr0000sute
Double dealing; or, The rifle volunteer : a duologue in one act / by W. E. Suter, author of Sarah's young man...&c.
by Suter, William E., 1811?-1882

https://archive.org/details/youngscampormygr0000stir
The young scamp: or, my grandmother's pet : a farce in one act / by Edward Stirling Esq. author of The Pickwick club...&c.
by Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894

https://archive.org/details/nosongnosuppermu0000stor
No song no supper : a musical entertainment, in two acts / by Prince Hoare, Esq. ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical ; to which are added, a description of the costume,-cast of the characters entrances and exits,-relative positions of the performers on the stage,-and the whole of the stage business ; as now performed at the Theatres Royal, London ; embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. Welch, from a drawing taken in the theatre by Mr. Seymour.
by Storace, Stephen, 1762-1796

https://archive.org/details/objectofinterest0000stoc
An object of interest : a farce, in one act / by J. H. Stocqueler, Esq. author of Polkamania, A good name, The seven champions of Christendom, &c., &c.
by Stocqueler, J. H. (Joachim Hayward), 1800-1885

https://archive.org/details/petofpublicfarce0000stir_h3e6
A pet of the public : a farce in one act / by Edward Stirling, author of "The lost diamonds", "Sealed sentence"...&c.
by Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894

https://archive.org/details/bachelorsbuttons0000stir
Bachelor's buttons! : a farce, in one act / by Edward Stirling, Esq. author of Margaret Catchpole...&c. ; the only edition correctly marked, by permission, from the prompter's book ; to which is added, a description of the costume-cast of the characters the whole of the stage business, situations-entrances-exits-properties, and directions, as performed at the London theatres.
by Stirling, Edward, 1807-1894
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