OPEN[PLAY]The Cradle Song by Sierra - thw

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Post by ToddHW » October 18th, 2020, 1:17 pm

The Cradle Song by Gregorio Martínez Sierra (1881 - 1947). Translated by John Garrett Underhill (1876 - 1946)

"In 1911 [Martinez Sierra and his wife/uncredited co-author Maria] achieved a definitive and permanent triumph with the production of The Cradle Song.... The Cradle Song is a reminiscence of Maria's youth in Carabanchel, a town in which her father was convent doctor and where her sister took the veil, the Sister Joanna of the Cross of the play. [Martinez] has paused to probe some universal passion or emotion... in The Cradle Song, to echo the cry of the eternal mother instinct while has been stifled and denied.... The Cradle Song has been translated into many languages, and has been played and imitated widely throughout the civilized world."
( The Translator)
  • With Madam Pepita in final edit, time for another play by Martinez Sierra.

    Gender neutral. Kitty will be your ever watchful DPL, and as Vicaress she will be keeping a close eye on you.



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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: C1LoUU2e
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Gregorio Martínez Sierra) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Martínez_Sierra
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1911
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama

        Keywords that describe the book: Devotion, religious life, sisters, childless, mother instinct

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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 The Cradle Song by Gregorio Martínez Sierra. Translated by John Garrett Underhill (1876 - 1946) 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 [#]. Add at the end of the entire play: End of The Cradle Song by Gregorio Martínez Sierra. Translated by John Garrett Underhill.

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        cradlesong_[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
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        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
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        Any questions?
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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 1:22 pm

oh ! you launched already. Ok let me get into my severe nun's costume and we can start. :lol:

Claiming a very stern vicaress this time. And DPL.

Potential volunteers:

Abandon hope, all ye who enter. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » October 18th, 2020, 3:05 pm

May I read the Poet?
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Post by ToddHW » October 18th, 2020, 3:09 pm

Thank you. Seems strange to have an Interlude between acts, but I guess no stranger than a Prologue and Epilogue which this doesn't have.

Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » October 18th, 2020, 3:16 pm

I can play Antonio, though I think he's in Act 2 and not Act 1.
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Post by ToddHW » October 18th, 2020, 7:07 pm

Thank you. MW fixed.

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Post by Salvationist » October 24th, 2020, 1:53 pm

I am considering offering to read the Countryman, but I can't find his lines; I've searched using the search bar, and I've also done a manual search of each page in the first act twice, without success. Would you be willing to point out his lines to me?
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Post by ToddHW » October 24th, 2020, 3:01 pm

Salvationist wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 1:53 pm
I am considering offering to read the Countryman, but I can't find his lines; I've searched using the search bar, and I've also done a manual search of each page in the first act twice, without success. Would you be willing to point out his lines to me?
It is A Voice and then Voice at bottom of page 9 and top of 10. Sorry - I should have left a note in the MW since the Character List and script don't agree.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Salvationist » October 24th, 2020, 7:48 pm

ToddHW wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 3:01 pm
It is A Voice and then Voice at bottom of page 9 and top of 10. Sorry - I should have left a note in the MW since the Character List and script don't agree.

Thanks, Todd
Thank you for pointing the lines out to me, Todd! May I read this part?
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Post by jennlea » October 25th, 2020, 2:53 pm

May I claim Sister Marcella?
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Post by mlee06 » October 26th, 2020, 1:56 pm

I would like to read Teresa if possible, however I'm a bit confused about the parts where she has to sing in the script? Is there a specific tune or do I just read it?

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Post by ToddHW » October 26th, 2020, 3:35 pm

mlee06 wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 1:56 pm
I would like to read Teresa if possible, however I'm a bit confused about the parts where she has to sing in the script? Is there a specific tune or do I just read it?
You just speak the lines. No music.

Thank you, and welcome to Librivox. Hope someone has given you the habit-forming addiction warning....

Please take the One Minute Test - not an audition, but a way to make sure your equipment is set up before you record something we can not use.

The first posting in this (and every) project has the instructions on file names and uploading files and posting the uploader link in the forum to have the file Proof-Listened. These instructions are pretty standard throughout Librivox. I have also made a short summary for the important special rules in drama, so here goes:

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 using the words in the MW, which should be something like: "Iphicrate, prince in love with Eriphyle, read by XXXX" (whatever you want your reader name to be)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. 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) your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 2-3 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 2-3 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 11:47 am

Todd, here is your reverend mother the Vicaress. A word of warning: after hearing this you may end up having nightmares of me sternly rapping your knuckles with a ruler :lol:

(though to be fair: in the second act she shows a more human side, especially at the end...she does have a redeeming quality)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:28 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 8:29 min.

Oh since you didn't note in the MW that the vicaress should read the ALL lines, I left them all out on purpose. I hope that was ok. She is probably aloof to all of that and thinks only the novices should chime in there. If you think I need to be part of a chorus, let me know and I'll add them.
I would also like DPL confirmation here: should I only ask the ALL lines for those characters where you mentioned it in the MW ?

Sonia

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