COMPLETE[PLAY] The Dream by Joanna Baillie - thw

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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » March 31st, 2018, 7:09 am

The Dream by Joanna Baillie (1762 - 1851).

The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confines of a Swiss monastery, a small group of monks share the same prophetic dream: a forlorn specter reaches out to them with a mysterious—and potentially life-threatening—ultimatum. The dream comes every night, and yet its true import remains hazy and unknown. But when these dreams lead them to a buried corpse, the monastery soon tumbles down a blood-spattered path of vengeance, betrayal, and unbridled terror.
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  • This project is complete. Audio files can be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/the-dream-by-joanna-baillie/
    1. Is there a deadline?
      We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. 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.
      A couple of quick notes here:

      * GENDER NEUTRAL CASTING: There are only two major female roles in this play, so obviously in the interest of getting this done sometime in the next decade, I've decided to make casting for this one gender neutral. I will add, however, that the two female characters are hardly disposable or uninteresting; in fact, they're probably the most active and heroic characters in the whole play!

      * SMALLER ROLES: There are numerous small roles in this play, many of which only occupy a scene or two within a single act. If you would like to take a small role, please consider taking multiple parts across multiple acts. Filling out all these small parts as quickly as possible will really help us finish this in an expedient manner.

      * NEW TO DRAMATIC PROJECTS?: This is a relatively short play (only 50 pages, three acts instead of five), so it's perfect for beginnings wishing to dip their toe in dramatic works.

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      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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/seriesofplays00bailrich#page/101/mode/1up
    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.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: OQ019LCw
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Joanna Baillie) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Baillie
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 48
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1812
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

        Keywords that describe the book: tragedy, Gothic, gothic horror, tragic

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      • 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

        Submit one file per act.
      • 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 The Dream by Joanna Baillie. 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!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        dream_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



        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.
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        • 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.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
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Post by ChuckW » March 31st, 2018, 7:12 am

I wanted to finish up a little more on my two ongoing projects before launching this (I'm currently editing rough cuts of Rollo and finishing up on the final chapters of The Golden Book), but got impatient. To all the MCs: I'm sorry. I'm weak of will and just wanted to get this started. :-(
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Post by ChuckW » March 31st, 2018, 7:38 am

silverquill wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 7:20 am
May I read for the Prior?
First one in!

That would be great. Thanks Larry. :-)
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Post by Kitty » March 31st, 2018, 9:44 am

could I put in a claim for one of the female roles please ? I'd like to play Leonora. And if you wish, I can be DPL here again :)

Sonia

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Post by ChuckW » March 31st, 2018, 10:36 am

Kitty wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 9:44 am
could I put in a claim for one of the female roles please ? I'd like to play Leonora. And if you wish, I can be DPL here again :)

Sonia
Oooo, Sonia! Thank you so much! Now I owe you two times. :-)
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Post by ToddHW » March 31st, 2018, 12:11 pm

I can set this up for you. MW shortly.

And I hear Monk Benedict is a good person. May I read that?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 31st, 2018, 12:23 pm

I played a villain in the last Baillie, so I guess it's time to play someone nicer. Could I claim the role of Osterloo? :)
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Post by ChuckW » March 31st, 2018, 1:04 pm

Alright, everything's set up! Thanks Todd!
WiltedScribe wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 12:23 pm
I played a villain in the last Baillie, so I guess it's time to play someone nicer. Could I claim the role of Osterloo? :)
Haha! Yeah, what a stand-up guy, that Osterloo. :-) Thanks Tomas!
ToddHW wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 12:11 pm
I can set this up for you. MW shortly.

And I hear Monk Benedict is a good person. May I read that?

Thanks, Todd
He is! :-) Thanks Todd! Hope the role doesn't give you the power of prophetic dreams too!
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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2018, 5:11 am

This sounds interesting. Could I read Agnes please? :D
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Post by ChuckW » April 1st, 2018, 10:21 am

Availle wrote:
April 1st, 2018, 5:11 am
This sounds interesting. Could I read Agnes please? :D
That would be super! Thanks Availle!
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Post by leanneyauyau » April 2nd, 2018, 3:56 pm

May I claim section 20?
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Post by leanneyauyau » April 2nd, 2018, 4:00 pm

And I also claim the Sexton in act 2 and The Imperial Ambasador in act 3.
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Post by ChuckW » April 3rd, 2018, 9:45 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
April 2nd, 2018, 4:00 pm
And I also claim the Sexton in act 2 and The Imperial Ambasador in act 3.
Thanks Leanne! That would be incredibly helpful. :-) Happy to have you on board.
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Post by DrPGould » April 3rd, 2018, 11:01 am

Chuck:

May I claim the Peasant in Act I (Section 25)
the Lay Brother in Act 2 (Section 26)
the first Gentleman in Act 3 (Section 33)

It will likely take me a little longer than my usual pacing to finish these...but I should still get them in in the 60 day window.

Many thanks

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