[OPEN Play]The Witch-Wife by Henry Spicer - thw

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Post by MManolakes » July 12th, 2020, 4:36 pm

That was my presumption, that since Cecil is female, the accent would be on the second syllable as a shortened form of Cecilia. It seemed to make more sense than to pronounce it SEE-cil or SESS-il like the male name.

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 13th, 2020, 7:00 am

MManolakes wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 4:36 pm
That was my presumption, that since Cecil is female, the accent would be on the second syllable as a shortened form of Cecilia. It seemed to make more sense than to pronounce it SEE-cil or SESS-il like the male name.
This was my thinking too.

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Post by peterbrashvoice » July 13th, 2020, 8:19 am

Hi,

I am new to this but, may I claim Stern.

Thank you,

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 13th, 2020, 8:43 am

peterbrashvoice wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 8:19 am
Hi,

I am new to this but, may I claim Stern.

Thank you,

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Yes, please! Welcome aboard!

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Post by peterbrashvoice » July 13th, 2020, 10:39 am

Thank you so much.
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Post by ToddHW » July 13th, 2020, 3:20 pm

peterbrashvoice wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 8:19 am
Hi,

I am new to this but, may I claim Stern.

Thank you,

Peter Brash
Welcome to LibriVox and the drama forum especially. Always great to have new voices around. I'm Todd, the MC (meta-coordinator) for this project, working with the Librivox database that drives the MW (Magic Window) keeping track of the sections and files.

I stole these instructions from Sonia whom you will meet on other projects in the Dramatic Works forum:

The way to start, and which you are already doing, is by doing a one-minute-test, to check your technical specifications. Someone will check it and give you feedback or advice if needed. Let me know when okay'd.

I will open a personal reader page for you, so please also tell me which reader name (what will show in the catalog) you want to go by. Can be the same as the forum name or your real name, or whatever.

Here are a few special guidelines for drama recording, which differ a bit from our ordinary projects in the forum:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which would be something like: "Stern, follower of Matthew Hopkins, read by xxxxx" (whatever you want your reader name to be).

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. It may not be necessary to read the whole play, but getting familiar with the plot and especially what the others are saying around you are essential, so you can better "react" to them and act out. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting.

4) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably ~5 seconds. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [sits down]), also leave ~5 seconds of pause there, because our editor later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into their master file and it's helpful if they have enough space to fiddle with

Thank you, Todd

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Post by Kitty » July 14th, 2020, 8:06 am

here is Maggie, a naughty witch :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/witchwife_maggie_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:06 min.

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 14th, 2020, 8:48 am

Kitty wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 8:06 am
here is Maggie, a naughty witch :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/witchwife_maggie_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:06 min.

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Thank you! A very spirited reading! :D

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Post by Kitty » July 14th, 2020, 8:51 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 8:48 am
Thank you! A very spirited reading! :D
oh that was fast, thank you and yes it was fun :)

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 14th, 2020, 10:05 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 1:24 pm
PS: I just saw in the Persons list, that Cecil Howard is the niece of Sir Gerald, so Cecile indeed would be the right way to pronounce it, so, anyway, let's hope there's consistency :mrgreen:
I've posted the files for the role of Alison Device

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 15th, 2020, 6:00 am

Maggie and Alison are PL OK! marked so in the Magic Window.

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 15th, 2020, 8:00 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 6:00 am
Maggie and Alison are PL OK! marked so in the Magic Window.
Hooray!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by alanmapstone » July 16th, 2020, 9:05 am

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Post by peterbrashvoice » July 16th, 2020, 9:10 am

Stern Act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/witchwife_stern_1.mp3

I saved it. Let me know if you want me to change anything.
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Post by ktaylor07 » July 16th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Thank you! Nicely done! :D

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