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Post by EstherbenSimonides » February 29th, 2016, 9:09 pm

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (1554 - 1616).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here: https://librivox.org/the-comedy-of-errors-ver-3-by-william-shakespeare/
What happens when two sets of identical twin brothers, separated at birth, end up in the same city and neither pair knows the others exist? Comedy. And errors. The Comedy of Errors! (Rather self explanatory really...) With heaps of fun identity mix-ups, nagging wives, engagements, wit and, surprisingly, a demonic procession, what isn't there to love about Shakespeare's shorter comedy?!
After the success of Merchant of Venice, we hope you will join this crazy, exciting project to read Shakespeare in two weeks and help us tell the story of the two Antipholi and the two Dromios! Come on. You know you want to :wink: TEMPORARY SUMMARY ( by Adele de Pignerolles (and Charlotte Duckett))
BCs: Adele de Pignerolles and Esther ben Simonides
DPL: Catrose
Editors: commonsparrow3, AdeledePignerolles, EstherbenSimonides, SweetPea
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you have your role in by March 7. The deadline to complete the whole project is March 14, including editing and PLing. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  2. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  3. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/comedy_errors/index.html
  5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! 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.

    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.

    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!

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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per act.
  7. 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 William Shakespeare , by The Comedy of Errors . 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 [#].

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3
    comedyoferrors_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.
    ATTENTION: If you are reading Dromio (s or e) Antipholus (s or e), please add the letter of the city they are from to the end of the file. For example:
    comedyoferrors_dromios_2

    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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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • 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.
  9. Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by EstherbenSimonides on March 4th, 2016, 6:10 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by EstherbenSimonides » February 29th, 2016, 9:11 pm

Adele and I are playing the two Dromios (I will remember who is which eventually). Charlotte is DPLing and reading Adriana. The Antipholuses are gender specific.
Text is here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4VYZs44HPX5djNPb2I0dndvSGc&usp=sharing

And let the Comedy of Errors begin! (Hopefully we don't have too many errors... :D )
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Post by commonsparrow3 » February 29th, 2016, 9:23 pm

Having had such fun as part of your previous Shakespeare Flash Mob, I'd be delighted to be part of this one!
May I sign up to edit an act again?
Also, may I claim the part of Aemilia the Abbess in Act 5?

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Post by LydiaCW » February 29th, 2016, 9:26 pm

I'd love to read Luciana, if that's okay!
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Post by catrose » February 29th, 2016, 10:57 pm

So much for getting a full days rest before the next one starts :lol: Glad to see the better text link! By the end of Merchant, this was quite fun and so it's a joy to be back!
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Post by pschempf » February 29th, 2016, 11:16 pm

Oh, oh, oh--may I have Solinus in Acts 1 and 5 and Pinch in Act 4?
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Post by LindaB » March 1st, 2016, 2:56 am

Can I put my hand up for the doomed Aegeon, unless you want a chap for the role?

Pretty please?

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Post by EstherbenSimonides » March 1st, 2016, 6:33 am

commonsparrow3 wrote:Having had such fun as part of your previous Shakespeare Flash Mob, I'd be delighted to be part of this one!
May I sign up to edit an act again?
Also, may I claim the part of Aemilia the Abbess in Act 5?
Certainly, thank you!
LydiaCW wrote:I'd love to read Luciana, if that's okay!
Of course! We'll put you down in the DP.
pschempf wrote:Oh, oh, oh--may I have Solinus in Acts 1 and 5 and Pinch in Act 4?
Yes! Thank you!
LindaB wrote:Can I put my hand up for the doomed Aegeon, unless you want a chap for the role?

Pretty please?

LindaB
Certainly! The only parts we're making Gender Specific this time are the two Antipholuses.
Thanks!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 1st, 2016, 7:29 am

Ladies,
I am happy to MC this one as well. I'll get you set up.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 1st, 2016, 7:34 am

Couple of things . . .

The source - the website you have linked to doesn't say where it is getting the text of the play from. Is it available on Gutenberg so we can be sure of PD status?

edit: I see two PG versions used previously 1104 and 23046.

Your intro text doesn't mention any deadlines yet . . . just the regular "2 months" to finish claimed sections.

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Post by catrose » March 1st, 2016, 7:35 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Ladies,
I am happy to MC this one as well. I'll get you set up.
MaryAnn
Can we tempt you with a role in this one, Maryann? It's a load of fun and hilarity! :mrgreen:

ETA: I'll get you the copyright information on it now. It is very very certainly 100% PD though.
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Post by catrose » March 1st, 2016, 7:39 am

Here is the MIT website: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/index.html On the front page is the following statement
The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 1st, 2016, 7:41 am

catrose wrote:Here is the MIT website: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/index.html On the front page is the following statement
The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.
Yes, but we need to know that the HTML version of the play was taken from a source that it itself public domain . . . They don't say what their source is.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 1st, 2016, 7:47 am

There are 4 PD versions on PG - ok, ignore the first folio version because we have learned that that version is difficult to read, that leaves 3 clearly PD versions. Two have been done before, one has not. Will one of those work?

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Post by catrose » March 1st, 2016, 7:47 am

It says
The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare.
Here is information about the Moby Project
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Project
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