OPEN[PLAY]Andromache by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 27th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Andromache by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699). Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)

In this tragedy, which made its appearance in 1667, there is a more intricate plot than is usual in Racine's plays, and it offers a greater variety of character and motive. Love, jealousy, friendship, conjugal fidelity, maternal tenderness, anger, and despair are all portrayed with skillful touches; and if the language is that of the French Court of the seventeenth century, the natural emotions of the human heart, the same in all ages, show themselves plainly under the mask of conventional mannerism ( The Translator)
  • The next Racine play, dealing with the fallout of the Trojan War. I'm afraid it is more tragedy: I guess they all are.

    Gender neutral, and Kitty will lead us all through the flames of war as our DPL



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      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: S5xNZjM8
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jean Racine) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1667
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Plays/Drama/Tragedy

        Keywords that describe the book: trojan war

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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 Andromache by Jean Racine. Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933) 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
        andromache_[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.
        • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
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        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » June 27th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Hi Todd
Can I read Pylades, unless you are doing it, in which case I will take Phoenix.
alan
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Post by alanmapstone » June 27th, 2020, 2:19 pm

Thanks Todd
Pylades is in act 1 as well.
alan
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Post by Kitty » June 28th, 2020, 1:53 am

oh I'm late for the show...well getting this on my DPL list, and I am looking forward to playing Andromache (which needs to be written with 'ch' instead of 'qu' ;) - already starting to be picky, I know :lol: ), another great Racine heroine. :9:

Thanks for running those, Todd !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » June 28th, 2020, 5:42 am

Picky, picky, picky....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by reecedawg » June 28th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Could I claim Pyrrhus please?
Thanks!
"After the dazzle of day is gone,
Only the dark, dark night shows to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic, or chorus, or perfect band,
Silent, athwart my soul, moves the symphony true."
Walt Whitman

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Post by ToddHW » June 28th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by appolonian1dionysius » June 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Hi Todd!

Could I claim Orestes if not taken?

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Post by ToddHW » June 28th, 2020, 6:14 pm

appolonian1dionysius wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Hi Todd!

Could I claim Orestes if not taken?
Thank you for joining and welcome to the project. I will hold the part a couple weeks while you get the One Minute Test done - this is not an audition but a way to make sure you have your equipment set up properly.

This seems to be your first drama recording, so here are a few special rules I stole from our DPL which differ from the other LV projects:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which would be something like: "Boy, read by [your reader name]" using the words in the MW

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. It may not be necessary to read the whole play, especially here for this small role, but it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role. ;)

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting :mrgreen:

4) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 3-5 seconds. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [sits down]), also leave 5 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his master file and it's helpful if he (I) has enough space to fiddle with

That should be all, now have fun acting out!

Any questions, just post them here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by shreyasethi » June 29th, 2020, 12:27 am

Hi
May I claim all the sections of Hermione?
Thanks
-SS


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Post by JessicaHendra » June 30th, 2020, 12:44 pm

Hi Todd,

I can read Cleone in Andromache if it is still available.

Thanks!

Jessica Hendra

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Post by ToddHW » June 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Thank you, and welcome. You've taken your One Minute Test and got everything set up, so you are good to go.

You will see some useful drama project instructions just up a few postings. Any questions? Just post them in here and we'll answer them. Enjoy.

Thanks, Todd

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