Open-Play: The Marrying of Ann Leete by Harley Granville-Barker -ans

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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 10th, 2021, 5:25 pm

The Marrying of Ann Leete, by Harley Granville-Barker (1877 - 1946)
A comedy with a serious vein running through it about the Leete family who are British rural gentry in 1799. Mr Carnaby Leete is a politician whose career is in trouble. He needs to save his position by marrying his youngest daughter, Ann advantageously. His only son has married beneath him, and his older daughter's politically brilliant marriage is now in serious trouble. The play has uses symbolism to give weight to the comedy and poses questions about the wisdom of marrying of a daughter solely for political gain. (Summary by Tchaikovsky)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cu31924013620095

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Genres for the project: Plays

Keywords that describe the book: rural, comedy, society, class structure

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"End of The Marrying of Ann Leete, by Harley Granville-Barker."
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Filename:
For individual roles: marryingofannleete_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. marryingofannleete_romeo_1.mp3)
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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 10th, 2021, 7:42 pm

Full parts have been posted.
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Post by silverquill » February 10th, 2021, 9:22 pm

Looks great!

Wish I had time for a larger role, but could I put in an early claim for
the Rev Dr Remnant (elderly parson) Act 2
the Rev Dr Remnant (elderly parson) Act 3

But, he also pops in for at least one line in Act 4 on p. 74
~ Larry

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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 11th, 2021, 4:25 am

Thanks for pointing out the line I missed Larry, much appreciated. Yes once an MC takes this on I will mark the role as claimed.

Tchaikovsky.

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Post by TriciaG » February 11th, 2021, 6:51 am

I can't MC this; I don't have room on my MC plate. However, as you are a relative newbie, I wanted to caution you about BCing a play, which is loads harder than BCing a regular group project.

Have you read this and understand it? viewtopic.php?f=27&t=44647

Are you going to do all the editing?

Are you going to check all the tech specs?

It might be wise to begin by BCing and editing a one-act play first, to get your feet wet. Here's the current collection: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=84428

You may also want to check out the BC info in the wiki:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC_Readiness_Quiz
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Tips_for_Book_Coordinators
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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 11th, 2021, 7:09 am

Hello Tricia,
Thank you for your comments. I am planning to look after all of the editing and technical specs myself. I am very accustomed to using sound editing programs although Audacity is very recent for me to become acquainted with. I have used various others such as Sony Sound Forge, Diamond Cut, and three or four others that I no longer make use of. I would only need to get help with the proof listening. I am aware this will be a large project and as I am retired, I have plenty of time to devote to pulling it all together.

Thanks for the link I had read it but I had not remembered about the coder for the cast list.

Tchaikovsky

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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 11th, 2021, 9:17 am

Title page now edited.
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Post by alanmapstone » February 11th, 2021, 10:32 am

Hi
When you get this set up can I claim the part of John Abud?
alan
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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 11th, 2021, 10:42 am

So you wish to be the handsome gardener do you? Absolutely I will put you in. Interesting play on words giving him the family name of "Abud".

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Post by alanmapstone » February 11th, 2021, 10:54 am

Thanks! Abud has lines in Act 3 as well 😺
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Post by annise » February 11th, 2021, 3:44 pm

Ok - slightly against my better judgment because I believe dramatic works are a hard first BC project, I'll set this up for you.

Anne
you can fix the spelling your self on any of your posts , you can edit it using the little pencil icon

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Post by annise » February 11th, 2021, 4:14 pm

You have a MW - you didn't goof trying to get in - you just were not allowed until you were added to the BC list (levels of security :D ) . I've done that
So see how you go - and hopefully people will wait till you have the MW set up (that's your job) before rushing in to claim parts.
You will be your own BC (book coordinator). That means that you will enter the links to your recordings into the Magic Window (MW) (the scrolling window in the first post). Here is a document that explains how to get into the MW the first time:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

And here is another document that explains how to keep the MW up to date etc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Good luck

Anne

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Post by Tchaikovsky » February 11th, 2021, 4:55 pm

Hello Anne,
Thank you very much, I won't disappoint you, although I may ask advice from time to time. I will start sifting through it all tomorrow.

Tchaikovsky

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Post by annise » February 11th, 2021, 6:01 pm

I'll help if I can but I've only ever setup Everyman - which was pretty easy - and finished off a few where the BC disappeared. Todd has play BCing down to a fine art - he is worth using as a model in that regard as you seem to be technically able .

Anne

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 12th, 2021, 2:54 am

Tchaikovsky wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 7:09 am
I would only need to get help with the proof listening.
What kind of help will you need with proof listening?

I was thinking that since you'll be downloading files to edit, you could also proof listen to the parts-files, and then when it's assembled I could proof listen to the final files, if that plan suits you.

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