[PLAY-OPEN] Aladdin, or, The Wonderful Lamp-mtf

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Post by mightyfelix » July 22nd, 2020, 8:18 pm

Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp by Adam Oehlenschläger (1779 - 1850). Translated by Theodore Martin (1816 - 1909)

This is the story of Aladdin in dramatic verse. It is the classic tale of the poor tailor's son who wins a princess, with the help of some very powerful magic. (Devorah Allen)
    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 role to record, simply look at point 5. below at the roles. 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 role you would like to read. 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/aladdinorwonder00oehlgoog/
    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.

      Casting will be gender neutral (with the exception of the two birds in Act 8). If you are playing a small part, you may claim other small roles if you like, as long as they do not appear in the same act. "Large" roles, that is, roles that may not be overlapped, are: Aladdin, Morgiana, Gulnare, Soliman, Vizir, Noureddin, Spirit of the Lamp, Spirit of the Ring, and Hindbad.

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      Genres for the project: Poetry/Epics; Plays

      Keywords that describe the book: fairy tale, dramatic verse, magic lamp

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    6. 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.
    7. 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: Part [#], Act [#] of Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp, by Adam Oehlenschläger. Translated by Theodore Martin. 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 Part [#], Act [#].
      For the last act, also say: End of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp, by Adam Oehlenschläger.

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

      Note to all readers regarding numbering: This play is divided into Part 1, Acts 1-5 and Part 2, Acts 1-5. For simplicity in file naming, I am using Acts 1-10 in the MW. Please number your files accordingly. Thanks!

      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.
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      • 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.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 22nd, 2020, 9:29 pm

Now accepting claims! Help bring this fantastic tale to life!

The subtitle of the work is "A Dramatic Poem - In Two Parts." Each part consists of five acts, making this quite an undertaking. You should also be aware that almost all of it is in verse, and there are even several choruses! The formatting is fairly terrible, so please be sure to read everything around your part carefully so as not to miss anything!

https://1drv.ms/x/s!AkyK9EfDLW0Oi5de7nrOegAKTaQexA?e=rgIQXk

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Post by jennlea » July 22nd, 2020, 9:53 pm

Fun!! May I claim Gulnare?
-Jenn B.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 22nd, 2020, 9:56 pm

Welcome to the party, Princess! :D

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Post by alanmapstone » July 22nd, 2020, 10:37 pm

May I read the Vizir?
Am I also allowed to do the Minstrel in act 9?
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Post by Kitty » July 23rd, 2020, 1:40 am

if it's ok that the spirit of the lamp is female, then I'll volunteer for the role (reminds me of that old TV show :mrgreen: )

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Post by mightyfelix » July 23rd, 2020, 5:10 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 10:37 pm
May I read the Vizir?
Am I also allowed to do the Minstrel in act 9?
The Vizir is a large enough role that I don't think it should be doubled up with another. I know how much you like playing a minstrel. :) Do you still want the Vizir, or would you rather take an assortment of small roles?

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Post by alanmapstone » July 23rd, 2020, 6:03 am

Hi Devorah
How about I take Mustapha in act 1 and the Minstrel in act 9? Later I could fill in some minor roles in the middle acts.
I seem to be getting a reputation 😺
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Post by ToddHW » July 23rd, 2020, 6:29 am

May I play The Enchanter, Noureddin?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » July 23rd, 2020, 5:04 pm

Thanks, everyone! MW updated.

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Post by pschempf » July 23rd, 2020, 8:00 pm

May I claim The Spirit of the Ring?
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Post by Salvationist » July 23rd, 2020, 8:05 pm

May I read Casem?
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Post by mightyfelix » July 23rd, 2020, 9:00 pm

Welcome, both of you! MW updated, and I'm moving us to Readers Wanted.

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Post by pschempf » July 24th, 2020, 12:09 am

Devorah -

I'm finding lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 2 (Page 41), Act 7 (Pages 203-204), Act 8 (Pages 219-221) and Act 10 (page 296), but I find no lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 5. I see lots of lines for multiple Spirits of the Lamp and the Spirit of Water in Act 5, but not the ring. :help:
Fritz

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