COMPLETE [DR] An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott - tg

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 28th, 2017, 9:37 am

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/an-old-fashioned-girl-dramatic-reading-by-louisa-may-alcott/
When country girl Polly Milton comes to visit her friend Fanny Shaw, city life isn’t all she had hoped it would be. Thrown in the middle of a dysfunctional family, Polly remembers the teachings of her wise mother, and does her best to plant seeds of cheerfulness, honesty, and respect -- and teaching virtue by example.
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Four years later, Polly returns to scratch out a living as a music teacher, but finds herself mixed up in much more than piano lessons. Through heartache and love triangles, temptation and tragedy, Polly’s story shows that even the dreams of old-fashioned girls can come true.
All roles will be gender correct, except where noted in the MW (M=Male, F=Female, N=Neutral)
Please read ONLY from the script links in the MW!


MC: TriciaG
BC: Twinkle88
DPL: BookAngel7
Parts PL (edited chapters): Elizabby
Narrator: stoogeswoman
Editors: commonsparrow3, fiddlesticks, SweetPea


  1. 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.
  2. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here:
    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 would like to read (and 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.
  3. New to recording?
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (only for the DPL!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2787
    Please read from the Text Links in the Magic Window — scroll down past the character listings!
  5. Please claim roles by section number (the numbers in the first column below).
    Please note: All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

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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 chapter.
  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [Your Name].

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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    Save files as 128 kbps MP3
    oldfashionedgirl_[##]_[role].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the two-digit chapter number. (e.g. oldfashionedgirl_01_narrator.mp3)
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    If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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    Please post below.
Last edited by Twinkle88 on August 17th, 2018, 3:47 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 28th, 2017, 9:51 am

Here is the cast list with some brief character descriptions. They are roughly listed in order of most lines to least lines.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_no ... sp=sharing

*Starting in Chapter 8, all the characters are six years older, so you may want to take that into consideration when reading their lines, especially younger characters like Maud."

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Post by SweetPea » December 28th, 2017, 10:13 am

Ah, this is going to be great! I think I'd like to play Trix if she's available - I've played nice people in all the previous Alcott books so a change should be fun :lol:
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Post by BookAngel7 » December 28th, 2017, 11:01 am

Checking in as Fanny and PL. Can't wait to get started! :D

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Post by leanneyauyau » December 28th, 2017, 11:18 am

I don’t know if multiple claims are allowed, but since they’re all in different chapters, may I claim Jenny Bryant, Kate King, Young Lady, Little Girl, and Alice Lovett? If not I’ll take Maud.
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Post by GregGiordano » December 28th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Thank you for the invitation. I would gladly tackle the role of Mr. Shaw if it is still open.

Thank you!

Greg

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Post by MrsHand » December 28th, 2017, 12:17 pm

If I could, I'd like to be Mrs. Shaw.

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 28th, 2017, 12:20 pm

I guess if Tom is claimed, I'll go for Mr. Sydney, instead. :)
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Post by thestorygirl » December 28th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Could I put in a claim for Mrs. Milton, Miss Perkins, and Pale Girl?

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Post by Elizabby » December 28th, 2017, 1:52 pm

After some consideration I'd like to try Grandma Shaw - it's a bit of a change for me!

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Post by rieyrules » December 28th, 2017, 3:40 pm

If I read the other posts correctly, it appears that Maud is still up for grabs (Leanne is taking multiple characters INSTEAD of Maud, right?), I would like to take her. If not, I'll look for another part. Very excited to help out on this book! :clap:
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Post by TriciaG » December 28th, 2017, 3:51 pm

This is set up.

I gave Twinkle88, Elizabby, and BookAngel7 MW access. Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 28th, 2017, 5:37 pm

SweetPea wrote:Ah, this is going to be great! I think I'd like to play Trix if she's available - I've played nice people in all the previous Alcott books so a change should be fun :lol:
Haha!! :clap: You got it!

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 28th, 2017, 5:38 pm

BookAngel7 wrote:Checking in as Fanny and PL. Can't wait to get started! :D

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Thanks for checking in! :thumbs:

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 28th, 2017, 5:38 pm

leanneyauyau wrote:I don’t know if multiple claims are allowed, but since they’re all in different chapters, may I claim Jenny Bryant, Kate King, Young Lady, Little Girl, and Alice Lovett?
Sure, that's fine with me! Thank you!! :clap:

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