FULL [PLAY] An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde - kit

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MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » January 10th, 2019, 8:31 am

Thanks Rob, that's useful to know for the future. I was only reciting the name each time as Beth asked me to!

I wasn't able to find any general instructions for narrators anywhere, and if anyone has time it might be useful to put up some short guidance for new narrators on the wiki.

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Post by RobMarland » January 10th, 2019, 9:09 am

I can't speak for Beth but perhaps it was just a case of crossed wires. I had similar problems when I first started BCing plays (the plays I BC are usually Jacobean, so the stage directions are often in the margin and it's not obvious when they should be said). A unified set of rules might be useful, although different BCs like to do things differently, and sometimes plays call for different approaches: I tend to prefer all stage directions to be read, but with a Wilde play it makes sense to omit some because he uses so many!
Rob Marland - formerly Rob Board
I made an Oscar Wilde graphic novel!

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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Post by Elizabby » January 10th, 2019, 6:14 pm

The point is that it is easier for everyone if you record too much and it needs to be cut, rather than coming back to you and asking for another word here, and a name there. Also, the sound levels and quality tend to be much more difficult to make even.

So you've done it exactly right - even if some of it ends up on the cutting room floor! That's just part of the process!

Thanks Rob, my files are top of my recording list as soon as I get home and this project will be ready for editing!

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Post by Elizabby » January 14th, 2019, 6:51 pm

Here's Lady Chiltern Acts 1 & 2 - Rob, if you could PL as you edit, that's probably going to be the easiest way. I think it should all be there, plus a kiss noise at the end of Act 1, just in case you want it! In Act 2 you might need to just check the volume at the beginning - on average the volume is OK but as Lady Chiltern becomes upset towards the end of the Act, the file is louder at the end and quieter at the start.

Also, I've saved the unprocessed files in case of needing any additions - if you find any clanging examples of the Aussie accent slipping through (I tried to round it out as much as I could) just let me know and I'll do my best to alter it to a more stiff upper lip plummy British sound!

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/idealhusband_ladychiltern_1.mp3 (7:09)
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/idealhusband_ladychiltern_2.mp3 (7:52)

Acts 1 & 2 are now Ready to Edit! :9:

EDIT: Act 3 is also ready to edit, as Lady Chiltern doesn't appear in Act 3 at all! Weird - the scene which I always assumed was in Act 3 is actually in Act 4 - this will be a long one and requires some editing so I hope to upload it tomorrow.

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Post by RobMarland » January 15th, 2019, 1:11 am

Great! I can get started on this over the weekend.
Rob Marland - formerly Rob Board
I made an Oscar Wilde graphic novel!

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Doves' Nest and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield.
● NEXT: A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field.

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