OPEN[PLAY]The Author's Farce by Fielding - thw

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Post by ToddHW » Yesterday, 12:19 pm

Got a character wrong? Could happen. Could, perhaps, be even better that way. Would it work better if both guys are poets? Both bumbling? If one of each, which one should be which? Hard to tell.

That's why we have multiple versions of some projects - every time different people approach a text or a script they do something different. Always exciting to see what comes out at the end of the project.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » Yesterday, 12:56 pm

czandra wrote:
Yesterday, 9:28 am
yes, I'm sucked in alright. I have fun with it. I got Blot all wrong, though. It could be read either way: he's a bumbling scribbler who can't read, or he's an aspiring poet and it's the other guy who's unrefined. Wind or wind, that is the question.

I'll do it over, but it'll be less fun.

Cz
I wondered afterward about my version of Dash, whom I read as slapdash, irritable, and not particularly interested in art for art's sake. Looking forward to hearing how you chose to interpret Blotpage and how we sound together.

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Post by czandra » Yesterday, 1:05 pm

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Post by Kitty » Today, 1:58 am

czandra wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_Poet_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_Blotpage_2_128kb.mp3
I just realized you don't need the whole intro. It can be a voice test! I'm just learning the ropes.
hi Czandra, thank you for the nice acting 8-) I don't think there is really a wrong way to interpret a character, especially not in a farce like this. You can rarely overdo your camping it up :lol: In a tragedy it may sound a bit off, but in farce, anything goes. The sillier the better. Anything to get a laugh out of the discerning audience ;) I think the whole scribblers' scene will be perfectly silly and fun. :mrgreen:

I do have a few PL notes to correct, but mainly it's cuts to be made. As you already rightly noted, in stage plays, basically you only have to read your lines and voice credit and nothing else: no intro (done by narrator), no page references (they won't get used anyway), no outro (again: narrator's job). In fact it is easier for our editor if he only has the quotes that he needs from each reader and doesn't have to rummage through unneeded audio

PL notes for Blotpage:
> volume is a bit under our accepted limit, you could maybe amplify with +4
> from 0:01-0:18: the whole intro can be cut
> at 0:20: for the voice credit, please always use the full description from the Magic Window: "Blotpage, a Scribler, read by czandra"
> at 0:58: outro can also be cut

PL notes for Poet: (since there is no real mistake in the actual lines, this one is optional and I will mark it PL ok already. Just for your info what can be done differently next time)

> volume also a bit low, maybe amplify with +3 - if you don't reupload I'll make a note for Todd in the MW
> from 0:01-0:22: also here, intro can get cut
> at 0:27; at 0:59; at 1:42 and at 3:01: likewise the page references can get cut.
> at 3:55: outro can get cut too

a small note on the filenaming: please never use capital letters in your names.

thanks

And I'm glad you're hooked, you are a super addition to our enthusiastic drama troupe :D

Sonia

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Post by czandra » Today, 7:46 am

Here's the cut version of "poet" - 3m.18s

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_poet_3_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if volume is better. I'm not sure whether I applied "amplify" properly.

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Post by czandra » Today, 8:22 am

waiting to hear from PL before I upload the poet a second time. Not sure about "amplify".

BTW, I applaud the artistic freedom tolerated here. Makes me want to know more about the people on here.

Looking in the discussions about "other topics" to find out about recording recent "copyleft" materials. Here's what I found: " Copyleft is different from Public Domain: copyleft demands that all copies and modified versions of a work have the same rights in derivative works created later. Public Domain does not have this kind of ..." Sorry to hear that, and can't say I understand it. Does it mean copyleft cannot be accorded to Librivox recordings? Why not? I'll post my questions in the thread where I found it.

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Post by ToddHW » Today, 1:01 pm

No copyleft allowed, only pure Public Domain. We have no legal staff and NO control over what might happen to a work once we release the recording, and hence we can not issue anything that requires even the barest minimum of distribution controls. For example, we can't guarantee non-commercial uses - our recordings have been found on ebay and audible. We can't guarantee that someone will include a credit to the original author. So it has to be pure Public Domain for us to handle it.

And note that for the international community such as EU, in many cases an author has a fundamental right to their work for the copyright period that they can not give away even if they wish. So new reader translations of things, reader-written etexts, etc are not allowed either.

This is not a very constraining situation - there are gazillions of old works unrecorded as yet.

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Post by GraceBuchanan » Today, 4:12 pm

I would like to claim Quibble and Bantomite please.
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