OPEN[PLAY]Dr Johnson by A Edward Newton - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 19th, 2019, 6:52 pm

Doctor Johnson: A Play by A. Edward Newton (1864 - 1940).

The life of Doctor Johnson, told in his own words and (mostly) those of others around him. "Anyone with a teaspoonful of imagination can read this play with pleasure; with two teaspoonsful, I will not be responsible for results. He, or she, may be disappointed, for there is no plot to speak of. But there is talk - about as good talk as has ever been reported, and James Boswell as a reporter has never had an equal. (The Author)" ( ToddHW)
  • A strange play. Various characters from around Dr Johnson speak words that they (mostly) actually did speak or write, and it all does tell the story of Dr Johnson. But no great plot twists or drama - just great words. DPL Kitty will be grading you so speak clearly now in your moments of fame.

    Because few characters appear in more than one act, I will allow people to claim characters in each act. (Gender neutral, of course.) And the Dramatis Personae will be put separately in each act just as it is printed in the script, so even if you take multiple roles, record each voice credit separately.

    (By the way, the script repeats the first word of each page as a footnote on the previous page - maybe to help in reading aloud? Only say the word once, of course, when you record.)

    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 (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?
      Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/docjohnson00newtrich/page/n9
    5. Please claim roles (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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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: qrp9uQis
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (A. Edward Newton) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Edward_Newton
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 54
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

        Keywords that describe the book: boswell, dr johnson

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Doctor Johnson: A Play, by A. Edward Newton. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#].

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        doctorjohnson_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
        • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
          (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
        • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 19th, 2019, 7:27 pm

May I read Mr. Boswell?
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Post by WiltedScribe » May 19th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Okay, I guess I can handle multiple characters. May I take Mr. Maitland, Mr. Garrick, Mr. Barclay and Dr. Brocklesby?
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » May 19th, 2019, 7:39 pm

I'll try Dr. Johnson.

Thanks!
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Post by alanmapstone » May 19th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Can I read Sir Joshua Reynolds?
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Post by Kitty » May 19th, 2019, 11:51 pm

wohoooo, we started this play finally. Putting in my official bid as Fanny Burney and DPL. :)

I see we have a lot of interest already: Campbell, Tomas, Josh and Alan, thank you for your claims. MW updating....

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Post by leanneyauyau » May 20th, 2019, 1:38 am

If multi-rolling is allowed:
YOUNG GIRL, Act 4
Miss THRALE, Act 3
JUDSON, Act 2
BET FLINT, Act 1
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Post by Kitty » May 20th, 2019, 1:41 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 1:38 am
If multi-rolling is allowed:
YOUNG GIRL, Act 4
Miss THRALE, Act 3
JUDSON, Act 2
BET FLINT, Act 1
ok, a role in every act, that's fine. And you can play very diverse characters ;) have fun ! and thanks for claiming

Sonia

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Post by Foon » May 20th, 2019, 2:09 am

May I claim Mrs Thrale?
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!


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Post by Kitty » May 20th, 2019, 2:28 am

Foon wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 2:09 am
May I claim Mrs Thrale?
sure, thank you. Welcome on board, Foon !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » May 20th, 2019, 4:14 am

I'm going to do the Stage Directions.

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Post by alanmapstone » May 24th, 2019, 11:54 am

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Post by ToddHW » May 24th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 24th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by ToddHW » May 24th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Thank you.

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