[COMPLETE]Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare - kit

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WiltedScribe
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 5th, 2021, 5:01 pm

The Second Part of King Henry IV (version 2), by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/second-part-king-henry-iv-version-2-by-william-shakespeare/
This sequel and third entry of the <i>Henriad</i> immediately follows the events of <a href=”https://librivox.org/first-part-king-henry-iv-version-2-by-william-shakespeare/”><i>Henry IV, Part 1</i></a> and the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, which saw the Percys’ rebellion against the King quashed and its leader, Hotspur, killed in combat with the Prince of Wales. Upon hearing of Hotspur’s death, his father, the Earl of Northumberland, vows to avenge him, and unites with the Archbishop of York and other discontented nobles to continue the civil unrest. Meanwhile, the boastful knight Falstaff—having emerged from Shrewsbury with greater wealth and repute—resumes his drunken misadventures in Eastcheap with a new page and swaggering ensign in tow, attracting the attentions of the coarse Doll Tearsheet and the ire of the impatient Mistress Quickly. His former companion Prince Hal, however, is now preoccupied with his father’s failing health and the weight of responsibility that will soon accompany his ascendance to the throne. While the rebel leaders plot their next moves and Falstaff bumbles his way out of tight spots and helps to recruit forces for the coming skirmish, the stage is set for an inevitable transition of power. The question is: who will end up gaining the most, and who will come up short? With a tone that is at once raucous and mournful, this peculiar work forces us to meditate on disease, death and destiny in a way that only a master like Shakespeare can accomplish.<br><br>And to perform it all? Three men (<a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11305">Craig Franklin</a>, <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a>, and <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9905">Brad “Hamlet” Filippone</a>) and two women (<a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13140">Jenn Broda</a> and <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13852">Kelly S. Taylor</a>), determined to give you a performance of Shakespeare's work that you will never forget. You thought you knew your Shakespeare? Well, think again! (Summary by Tomas Peter)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50095

Deadline: NEW :!: - Please submit all roles by Friday, May 20th (proof listening and editing not inclusive). A small extension can be granted after this deadline, but only under extenuating circumstances.

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

For individual roles:
Submit one file per scene. For the Dramatis Personae file, say, for each character you're reading:
"Character [with description, if applicable], read by your name."
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

At the start of each new act:
"Act # of The Second Part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
At the end of the final scene in each act:
"End of Act #."
For the final scene in Act V, add:
"End of The Second Part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename:
For individual roles: 2henryiv_role_#_#.mp3 where the first # is the act number and the second # is the scene number. (e.g. 2henryiv_porter_1_1.mp3)
For final files: 2henryiv_#_shakespeare_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. 2henryiv_1_shakespeare_128kb.mp3)

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
Last edited by WiltedScribe on April 3rd, 2022, 5:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Tomas Peter

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Post by Hamlet » April 5th, 2021, 7:54 pm

Checking in!

Brad

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Post by Kitty » April 6th, 2021, 2:24 am

you launched it earlier than I expected :shock: Well...MW is ready now and since you probably alerted the group, I can move us straight to Readers Found.

As before, I can volunteer to PL the final assembled acts.

Have fun, all !

Also, if you want to do the cover again, Tomas, don't forget the preclaim ;)

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Post by ktaylor07 » April 6th, 2021, 5:23 am

Checking in! :D

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Post by jennlea » April 6th, 2021, 8:06 am

Checking in!

No preference on the scenes I’m assigned. I’m good with whatever :)
-Jenn B.
My Recordings

Readers Wanted:
Dramatic Reading: Where There's a Will

Should be all caught up with PLing by 9/28. Please feel free to message me if I have missed anything!

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 6th, 2021, 1:33 pm

Thanks everyone! The MW is now full and I've assigned everyone their scenes to PL and edit, taking into account the line counts for each scene to ensure there's an even distribution. Recording can now commence whenever you're free!
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Post by Hamlet » April 14th, 2021, 6:07 am

I'm just commenting to move our thread back up to the first page. Considering how quickly we got going on the last one, we've sure slowed down (including me!) on this one. :)

(not that there is any rush, of course)

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 14th, 2021, 3:08 pm

lol yes, we haven't launched into this one right away, but as I said, there's no real rush. It's already amazing that we're doing a second Shakespeare play this early into the year. Usually this would be happening in the fall! So whenever people are ready to begin recording, they can do so.
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Post by jennlea » April 15th, 2021, 9:30 am

I probably won't be able to get my parts done for a couple of weeks. Something unexpected popped up and has cut my recording time shorter than I'd like so I'm glad there isn't a rush to get this done.
-Jenn B.
My Recordings

Readers Wanted:
Dramatic Reading: Where There's a Will

Should be all caught up with PLing by 9/28. Please feel free to message me if I have missed anything!

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Post by Hamlet » April 25th, 2021, 5:56 am


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Post by WiltedScribe » April 25th, 2021, 2:17 pm

Thank you for starting us off, Brad! The DP file, Lord Bardolph 1.3, the Second Drawer and Messenger are all PL OK. Excellent work!
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Post by Hamlet » May 18th, 2021, 6:19 am

"Do not forget: this visitation
Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose."

Okay, that is actually the Ghost from Hamlet, but I couldn't resist. :D

Meanwhile, here is the first of my King Henry scenes:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/2henryiv_king_3_1.mp3

Brad

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 18th, 2021, 4:18 pm

Wonderful, Brad! You nailed these monologues to a tee. Looking forward to hearing more! This file is PL OK.

I should be able to start submitting files this month. Is anyone else able to provide any quick updates? Again, no rush here; just want to know where everyone stands. :thumbs:
Tomas Peter

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Post by jennlea » May 18th, 2021, 5:34 pm

This project is next on my list to focus on!
-Jenn B.
My Recordings

Readers Wanted:
Dramatic Reading: Where There's a Will

Should be all caught up with PLing by 9/28. Please feel free to message me if I have missed anything!

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Post by jennlea » May 20th, 2021, 7:29 pm

Brad’s Shadow 3.2 and Beadle 5.4 are PL-Ok! Sorry it took so long to PL those :oops:
-Jenn B.
My Recordings

Readers Wanted:
Dramatic Reading: Where There's a Will

Should be all caught up with PLing by 9/28. Please feel free to message me if I have missed anything!

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