COMPLETE[PLAY]Berenice by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2021, 11:29 am

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

Titus, emperor of Rome, wants to marry Berenice, queen of Palestine, but decides that Rome will not be able to handle having him marry a foreign queen. Berenice refuses to stay in this case and leaves Rome. Unlike many of the other Racine plays, there actually are survivors (albeit, broken-hearted survivors) at the end of this one!
( ToddHW)
  • We stay in Rome for this one, so make sure you have kept your toga handy.

    Gender neutral.

    And your DPL is the incomparable Kitty, who can't pass up the chance to expand her routine and PL a Racine with survivors! (Make sure you read your part well so that you are among them...)

    This project is complete. Audio files may be found on the Librivox catalog page at https://librivox.org/berenice-by-jean-racine/


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      • Project Code: rYbRJZRL
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jean Racine) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 34
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

        Keywords that describe the book: rome, Titus, foreign queen

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        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        berenice_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » January 19th, 2021, 12:00 pm

Hi Todd
Arsaces please 😺
Good to have more Racine 👍
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Post by WendyKatzHiller » January 19th, 2021, 6:14 pm

I'd love to read Berenice, if she's still available.


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Post by jennlea » January 19th, 2021, 6:59 pm

May I claim Phoenice?
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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2021, 7:04 pm

Thank you.

Moving to Dramatic works - STILL NEED A DPL!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » January 27th, 2021, 5:00 am

alan
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Post by Kitty » January 27th, 2021, 6:02 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:04 pm
STILL NEED A DPL!
I cannot let you hang like that Todd, I think I can fit in another Racine DPL job. I'll also volunteer as Narrator, seeing that it's not too big a role anyway in this project.

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Post by ToddHW » January 27th, 2021, 6:11 am

Kitty wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 6:02 am
ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:04 pm
STILL NEED A DPL!
I cannot let you hang like that Todd, I think I can fit in another Racine DPL job. I'll also volunteer as Narrator, seeing that it's not too big a role anyway in this project.

Sonia
Many many many thanks!

Thanks (even more), Todd

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Post by Kitty » January 27th, 2021, 6:57 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 5:00 am
Arsaces act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/berenice_arsaces_1.mp3
all right, a first job here right away. An excellent job again, Alan, I'm not surprised you play the good friend to perfection :mrgreen:

Totally PL ok, except I have a small question for Todd first: is there a reason why you have Paulinus and Arsaces as "confidants" instead of "friends", like they are mentioned in the original source text ? :hmm:

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Post by ToddHW » January 27th, 2021, 7:46 am

Kitty wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 6:57 am
I have a small question for Todd first: is there a reason why you have Paulinus and Arsaces as "confidants" instead of "friends", like they are mentioned in the original source text ? :hmm:

Sonia
Absolutely no idea. Drat.

EDIT: fixed

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Post by alanmapstone » January 27th, 2021, 8:15 am

Kitty wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 6:57 am
alanmapstone wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 5:00 am
Arsaces act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/berenice_arsaces_1.mp3
all right, a first job here right away. An excellent job again, Alan, I'm not surprised you play the good friend to perfection
Racine always seems to have "best friend" characters, mainly to give the main characters someone to explain their feelings to, as he did not seem to like too many monologues. :D

I was hoping that you would want to be involved in a Racine play, knowing your admiration for his work :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » January 27th, 2021, 11:46 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 8:15 am
Racine always seems to have "best friend" characters, mainly to give the main characters someone to explain their feelings to, as he did not seem to like too many monologues. :D
:lol: yes he still manages to make long monologues.

So...since Todd chose to go with the original designation after all, could you please include the correct voice-credit with "friend" in your second act ? No need to reupload this one, I'll make a note in the MW.

Thank you

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