OPEN [Dram Read] Story of the Amulet, E. Nesbit-ans

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Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2017, 1:22 am

The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924).

The Five Children (from Five Children and It) are once again on holidays, but this time with no sand fairy to grant wishes - or is there? In a pet shop they meet with their friend the Psammead again, and a whirlwind adventure follows through time and space! The magical Amulet has been broken in half, and they must find and reunite the lost half with their own. But they are not the only ones seeking the power of the Amulet...<br><br>The third book of the "Psammead" Trilogy follows directly on from the events of "Five Children and It" and "The Phoenix and the Carpet". (Summary by Beth Thomas)
  • MC: annise
    BC and DPL: Elizabby
    Editor: mightyfelix
    Narrator: Peter Why


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      Keywords that describe the book: psammead trilogy, five children and it

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Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2017, 1:32 am

Just until the MW appears, here is the link to the Cast List and the scripts:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nknuhFYVpntDyyRaR_8Vv5dQTUn3rgtAZ-FvmjfshY/edit

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Post by mightyfelix » December 5th, 2017, 1:58 am

Hurray! Checking in as editor! I may pick up a small role as well, when the MW is up, if that's alright.
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Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2017, 2:05 am

Of course! I'll PM you some suggestions.

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Post by Peter Why » December 5th, 2017, 3:17 am

Chapter 1 narration ready for upload when we have an MC.

Beth,
I don't know if you want to handle them separately, but there are two dog voices in chapter one, with a miscellaneous dog a few lines before the Irish Terrier.

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Post by RobBoard » December 5th, 2017, 3:43 am

Psammead again please!
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Post by annise » December 5th, 2017, 4:24 am

Off to set up a MW - back soon

Anne
Done . I've changed the title to The Story of the amulet , and "act" in a few places to "chapter"
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Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2017, 4:38 am

Thanks Anne! It's a bit late now, I'll set up the MW tomorrow. I'm DPLing this myself, but if mightyfelix can have access to the MW for editing, that would be lovely!

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Post by Peter Why » December 5th, 2017, 5:31 am

Here's the narration for chapter one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amulet_01_narrator.mp3

(26.52)

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Post by SweetPea » December 5th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Jane reporting for duty :D I'm so looking forward to this!
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Post by RobBoard » December 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Here's chapter 1 of the Psammead. Just did the one chapter to start with, to see if I was doing the voice the same as last time. I think I made him a bit more gruff and cockney...

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amulet_01_psammead.mp3
Rob Board

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Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.

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Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2017, 3:12 pm

The Psammead sounds great! It's been a year since the events of "5 Children" so any little differences can be put down to the trauma of being sold in a pet shop! ;) It is clearly the same voice, which is great!

That's the first file PL OK! :clap:

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Post by Elizabby » December 6th, 2017, 5:29 pm

MW is filled out now, and we are ready to move to Dramatic Works!

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Post by Kitty » December 7th, 2017, 3:08 am

Hi Beth :)

I'd like to have a go at the Babylonian Queen please 8-) she seems quite a character

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Post by Peter Why » December 7th, 2017, 8:34 am

Narrator for chapter 2 uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amu ... rrator.mp3
(17.25)

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