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Post by mlhooper » December 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Hello,

As a tyro, I would like to claim the role of Section 20, Second Lord of the Treasury, Act 6 as my first recording, if that is okay.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 29th, 2020, 4:08 am

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Post by alanmapstone » December 29th, 2020, 4:35 am

The Water Spirit act 5

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_waterspirit_05.mp3

I have tried to match Todd's tempo in the dialogue :?
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Post by mightyfelix » December 29th, 2020, 8:31 pm

mlhooper wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Hello,

As a tyro, I would like to claim the role of Section 20, Second Lord of the Treasury, Act 6 as my first recording, if that is okay.
Welcome to LibriVox! I'm happy that you've found this fun little play to get you started! I'm happy to assign you that role. What name would you like to use for the catalogue? It can be your real name, screen name, or some other pseudonym.

The first post should contain everything you need to know, but if you think of any questions, just ask!

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Post by mightyfelix » December 29th, 2020, 8:33 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 4:35 am
The Water Spirit act 5

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_waterspirit_05.mp3

I have tried to match Todd's tempo in the dialogue :?
Thank you both! :thumbs:

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Post by Dtcastid » December 30th, 2020, 10:45 am

mightyfelix wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 11:05 am
Dtcastid wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Hi Devorah,
Here is The Old Man, act 7 and 9, sections 31 and 32.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_oldman_07_128kb.mp3, which runs at 2:53

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_oldman_09_128kb.mp3, which runs at 5:42.

Thanks,
Diane
Both PL ok, thank you so much! I especially enjoyed your portrayal of the old man in act 9. A very smooth talker, he is, and I detected a bit of impatience towards the end, when Hindbad doesn't seem ready to go along with his suggestion. Well done! :thumbs:
Thanks for the feedback, Devorah, and nice of you to say. :D

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Post by mlhooper » December 30th, 2020, 1:44 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 8:31 pm
mlhooper wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Hello,

As a tyro, I would like to claim the role of Section 20, Second Lord of the Treasury, Act 6 as my first recording, if that is okay.
Welcome to LibriVox! I'm happy that you've found this fun little play to get you started! I'm happy to assign you that role. What name would you like to use for the catalogue? It can be your real name, screen name, or some other pseudonym.

The first post should contain everything you need to know, but if you think of any questions, just ask!
Hi,

Here is my first contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_secondlordofthetreasury_06_128kb.mp3

The name for the catalogue should be my real name: Michael L. Hooper

Thanks,

Michael

PS. Once you okay this, may i have another role in Aladdin?

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Post by mightyfelix » December 30th, 2020, 7:12 pm

mlhooper wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Hi,

Here is my first contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_secondlordofthetreasury_06_128kb.mp3

The name for the catalogue should be my real name: Michael L. Hooper

Thanks,

Michael

PS. Once you okay this, may i have another role in Aladdin?
Thank you! Well, first things first. Here is your catalogue page, with your name displayed as you've requested: https://librivox.org/reader/15507 You can get to this page by clicking your name in the MW of any project you're signed up for. It will display every project you've read for, both completed and in-progress. (Right now, of course, it's just this one, but that will change as you get involved in more projects.)

Now, for the PL. Although you only have one medium-sized line, I thought you did very well with it! In fact, I hadn't really read this line before, but just skimmed over it. I think it's actually a pretty funny line, now that I get a good look at (and listen to) it!

I am going to ask for a couple of small changes. Nothing too major, but hopefully this will help you on other projects as well.

At the beginning, it's best to leave about 0.5-1 second of silence before you begin speaking, just so that nothing is accidentally cut off. (You don't have to address that here, but keep it in mind for the future.)
When you give your voice credit, there's no need to say "Role of," and in fact, it could even be a bit intrusive. For this, and pretty much all (unless I'm forgetting something) dramatic projects, you should just say "[Character name], read by [Reader name]." All these voice credits are eventually going to be strung together as our cast list, and it would be redundant for everyone to say "role of." Will you redo that credit, please?
0:51 And lastly, this won't apply to every script, but sometimes you have to keep your eyes peeled for "All" lines. There is one here, on page 150. All the workmen: "The Sultan, with his son-in-law!" Add this line on the end, and you're golden!

And yes, of course you may read another role! As long as it isn't in act 6, you can take your pick out of the roles that are still open. Which one(s) would you like?

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Post by mightyfelix » December 30th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Thanks, Adrian! Well done! I think that this scene in act 4 will be especially funny. :) There are some especially humorous lines in there, and you made the most of them all! Just a couple of corrections to make.

Please read full voice credit: "Saladin, betrothed to Gulnare." You can put it in act 4, as act 3 is otherwise PL ok.

Act 4:

1:27-1:34 Missed cut here.

That's it! Thanks again!

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Post by Doug42 » December 30th, 2020, 11:27 pm

Here are two short parts, ready for checking -
(1) 'headsman' (act 7) - 1 min 7 secs long,
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladin_headsman_07_128kb.mp3

(2) 'laborer' (act 6), at 27 seconds.
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladin_laborer_06_128kb.mp3

(BTW: There may be an extra file in the upload directory - I accidentally named the laborer 'aladin_laborer_07_128kb.mp3' (wrong act!). That file can be deleted)

Happy Listening!
*** Doug.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 31st, 2020, 3:24 am

mightyfelix wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Thanks, Adrian! Well done! I think that this scene in act 4 will be especially funny. :) There are some especially humorous lines in there, and you made the most of them all! Just a couple of corrections to make.

Please read full voice credit: "Saladin, betrothed to Gulnare." You can put it in act 4, as act 3 is otherwise PL ok.

Act 4:

1:27-1:34 Missed cut here.

That's it! Thanks again!
Thank you for your kind words. Here is the corrected version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_saladin_04_128kb.mp3
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Tchaikovsky » December 31st, 2020, 7:10 am

Hello Devorah,

Here is the new version of the Apothecary Act 8. I have re-recorded the section you requested.

Tchaikosky

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_apothecary_act8_128kb.mp3.mp3

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Post by mightyfelix » December 31st, 2020, 7:38 am

Thank you, all! My goal is to get all my PLing for this and one or two other projects caught up before the new year! :)

Now if people would just stop submitting things.... :wink:

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Post by mightyfelix » December 31st, 2020, 9:03 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 4:35 am
The Water Spirit act 5

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_waterspirit_05.mp3

I have tried to match Todd's tempo in the dialogue :?
Thanks, Alan! Again, there's no need to worry about the tempo. I will adjust whatever needs to be adjusted when I edit, never fear.

Your role as the Water Spirit was excellent! However, you missed the note in the MW that says that I also wanted you to read for a few of the extras who appear in this act. Please add, from pages 113-114, the lines for "The Fairies," and all the Choruses, from page 137 on.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 31st, 2020, 9:13 am

Doug42 wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Here are two short parts, ready for checking -
(1) 'headsman' (act 7) - 1 min 7 secs long,
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladin_headsman_07_128kb.mp3

(2) 'laborer' (act 6), at 27 seconds.
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladin_laborer_06_128kb.mp3

(BTW: There may be an extra file in the upload directory - I accidentally named the laborer 'aladin_laborer_07_128kb.mp3' (wrong act!). That file can be deleted)

Happy Listening!
*** Doug.
Thanks Doug, this is great, especially the headsman! :9:

Headsman is PL ok, thanks so much! You certainly captured both his disappointment and his thirst for blood! :lol:

I'd like a minor correction for the laborer.

0:15 Word change. Text reads (p. 149), "No doubt, they're quite surpassing things." I hear, "No doubt, they're quick surpassing things."
0:26 You also missed the "All" line at the end of the scene. (A common mistake.) P. 150, All the Workmen: "The Sultan, with his son-in-law!"

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