This is the 16th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which Librivox volunteers bring you their favorite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered, from love to hate, drawn from Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies, world-famous and lesser known lines. Recordings are mostly in English, with one each in ... (to be adjusted). ( ToddHW)
- Leni will be helping DPL those readings in languages beyond my feeble limits of understanding English alone, with other experts called in as required.
How to claim a section
Please follow the instructions in this post carefully. This collection will contain up to 30 monologues from Shakespeare plays. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording. Should you pick the same monologue as someone else, well, listeners can listen to them both.
If you are interested to see what has been done previously, check the previous Shakespeare Monologue Collections in our catalog (but we welcome multiple versions of the same work).
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.
• New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
• Where do I find the text?
• English: http://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/ or http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ or other known Public Domain sites
• for other languages, please see the next posting after this one ( viewtopic.php?p=1714716#p1714716 ) and help us add to it if you find more sources!
Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard
Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
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: CQ0z2pBb
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (William Shakespeare) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 30
- Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
- Original publication date (if known):
- If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
Genres for the project: Plays
Keywords that describe the book: Shakespeare, monologues
[*]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
• DURING recording:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
START of recording (Intro)
• "[Title of Monologue] by [character] from [Play title, act, scene] by William Shakespeare, read in [language] for Librivox DOT org, [by [your name]]."
Then read the monologue.
END of recording
• At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Title of Monologue] from [Play title, act, scene]. This recording is in the public domain"
• If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
If you read a monologue in another language, consult the second posting below this one (viewtopic.php?p=1815988#p1815988) for the disclaimer in other languages and please help us add new languages.
There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
• AFTER recording
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
sm16_[titleofthemonologueinoneword]_[yourinitials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) e.g. sm16_andformenofurther_ck_128kb.mp3)
• Please leave all tags blank!
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
• Please post the following information when you submit a file:
Along with the link the uploader gives you, please post the following information in this thread:
• Name of the play, act #, scene #
• Name of the Monologue (usually the first lines) and character speaking
• Translator, if applicable (birth year - death year)
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
• Length in mm:ss
• If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.
Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
• (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
• You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
• 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.