From the Title Page: "A Most pleasant Comedie of Mucedorus the kings sonne of Valentia and Amadine the kings daughter of Arragon, with the merie conceites of Mouse. Newly set foorth as it hath bin sundrie times plaide in the honorable Cittie of London, Very delectable and full of mirth. London. Printed for William Jones, dwelling at Holborne conduit, at the signe of the Gunne. 1598."The 1610 edition says it is by Shakespeare, and the play was in a volume of Shakespeare in the library of Charles the Second. But, well, likely not actually a Shakespeare.... Perhaps by Robert Green (1558 - 1592)
This play is mentioned as being popular in the 1611 Beaumont and Fletcher play 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle';. In fact, Mucedorus 'was enormously successful. This absurd play, with the merits and defects of a nursery tale, was acted by strolling companies everywhere till long after the Commonwealth, and passed through seventeen editions between 1598 and 1700, a record unequaled in the history of the pre-Restoration drama.' (Summary by ToddHW and Tucker Brooke)
As you can see, there is some, er, interesting spelling throughout this. Good luck.
Sonia is Envy, or Enuie, or some of those other various alternate spelling. She will not be so tolerant of your alternates in her role as DPL, so be careful.
As you can see from the casting, I have firmly answered that burning question of whether I am a man or a mouse.
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1548
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- Project Code: JgMptFrN
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucedorus
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 53
- Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
- Original publication date (if known): 1598
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: valentia, arragon
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the end of each file say:"Act # of Mucedorus, by William Shakespeare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
If you are recording the final act of the play, add:"End of Act #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Mucedorus, by William Shakespeare."
For individual roles: mucedorus_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. mucedorus_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: mucedorus_#_shakespeare_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. mucedorus_1_shakespeare_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: toddhw
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