[COMPLETE] World's Best Poetry, Vol. 7 (Part I) - kit

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 22nd, 2019, 1:12 pm

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 7: Descriptive and Narrative (Part 1) by Various ( - ).
This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/worlds-best-poetry-7-1-by-various/
The seventh of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, contains a variety of odes, elegies, addresses, epitaphs and dedications that praise, mourn and remember some of history's greatest and most memorable statesmen (such as Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln) and writers (such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). The collection also includes an introductory essay by author and poet Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947). ( Tomas Peter)
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Post by WiltedScribe » November 22nd, 2019, 1:27 pm

We're back for another round of poetry! We welcome back past troupe members Craig, Sonia and Jason, and welcome our newest member Adrian, who will help us sing the praises of so many great historical figures in this volume :lol: . We also welcome back our trusted DPL, Anthony, who is no doubt rearing to listen to an abundance of odes and elegies here. Maybe by the end of it we'll begin writing such poetry about each other. :P

Sonia has diligently doled out the assignments, so all that's left is for a Magic Window to appear. Those who are dramatically minded will, unfortunately, be disappointed that this collection is devoid of such amusements, but fear not! You can be as dramatic as you wish when reciting your solos (I'd encourage it). :mrgreen:

Glad to get back in the saddle, and I hope everyone has fun!
Tomas Peter

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The Goddess | Zeus the Tragedian | Dramatic Reading Collection | One-Act Play Collection 13 | The World's Story Volume IX | And more... | To come...

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm

Here I am and here is your MW to filll out.

Looking forward to this new instalment. We've had a long hiatus, but now it's a go again. :)

I leave you to fill in the MW and then everyone can see what their assignements are and start recording :mrgreen:

Have fun !!! Did you PM all the readers and Anthony ?

Logging off for tonight. But I will move us over to Readers found straight away.

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 22nd, 2019, 2:02 pm

Kitty wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Have fun !!! Did you PM all the readers and Anthony ?
Thank you, Sonia! I made sure to prepare this early enough so you'd be able to do the administrative work before bed. Now you can leave the rest to me.

And yes, everyone has been PMed. People should start checking in soon. :mrgreen:
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Post by WiltedScribe » November 22nd, 2019, 3:23 pm

The MW is now ready to go! Which also means everyone is now welcome to begin recording and submitting files. :mrgreen:
Tomas Peter

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Post by adrianstephens » November 23rd, 2019, 12:00 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:27 pm
We're back for another round of poetry! We welcome back past troupe members Craig, Sonia and Jason, and welcome our newest member Adrian, who will help us sing the praises of so many great historical figures in this volume :lol: . We also welcome back our trusted DPL, Anthony, who is no doubt rearing to listen to an abundance of odes and elegies here. Maybe by the end of it we'll begin writing such poetry about each other. :P

Sonia has diligently doled out the assignments, so all that's left is for a Magic Window to appear. Those who are dramatically minded will, unfortunately, be disappointed that this collection is devoid of such amusements, but fear not! You can be as dramatic as you wish when reciting your solos (I'd encourage it). :mrgreen:

Glad to get back in the saddle, and I hope everyone has fun!
Dear Thomas,
I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for including me in the troupe!

Best Regards,
Adrian
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by adrianstephens » November 23rd, 2019, 3:00 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2019, 4:15 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:00 am
We need to keep our DPL occupied.
wohoo you already started, well done Adrian. I'll put the sections in the MW for Anthony to PL. Actually the DRs and Intro get first PLed by me and then stitched together and Anthony PLs the final version. I let you know if there are any issues.

Thank you, and I hope you had fun with your sections. I hope I chose well...

Sonia

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Post by adrianstephens » November 23rd, 2019, 6:26 am

Kitty wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 4:15 am


Thank you, and I hope you had fun with your sections. I hope I chose well...

Sonia
Thank you, Sonia. So far, so good.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » November 24th, 2019, 8:59 am

well this is a great start into the collection, well done for your very first task here in this project :clap: PL ok for now.

And I also had a bit of a go with a short poem:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldsbestpoetry7_1_04_various_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:59 min.

Sonia

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Post by adrianstephens » November 25th, 2019, 12:55 am

Section 9 - George Washington @ 0:44 ready for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldsbestpoetry7_1_09_various_128kb.mp3
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » November 25th, 2019, 1:24 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 12:55 am
Section 9 - George Washington @ 0:44 ready for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldsbestpoetry7_1_09_various_128kb.mp3
thank you, Adrian :) updating MW. At this rate you'll be the first to finish. I have already recorded some of my assignments, but still need to edit.

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Post by adrianstephens » November 25th, 2019, 2:35 am

Kitty wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 1:24 am
adrianstephens wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 12:55 am
Section 9 - George Washington @ 0:44 ready for PL
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldsbestpoetry7_1_09_various_128kb.mp3
thank you, Adrian :) updating MW. At this rate you'll be the first to finish. I have already recorded some of my assignments, but still need to edit.

Sonia
Ah, now there's a challenge :0) -- and George Washington wasn't very long - the poem that is. George Washington, at 6' 2" was the fourth equal tallest US president.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » November 25th, 2019, 2:54 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 2:35 am
George Washington wasn't very long - the poem that is. George Washington, at 6' 2" was the fourth equal tallest US president.
wow the things you know :shock: :lol: thanks for the info. Now do you also know who were the top three ?

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Post by adrianstephens » November 26th, 2019, 12:25 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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