Source text (please read only from this text!): https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102695706 or http://storage.lib.uchicago.edu/pres/2007/pres2007-0439.pdf"Cyrano de Bergerac", by Edmond Rostand, is the fictionalized story of the 17th century French swordsman, poet, and author. Rostand's hero is a larger-than-life figure of incredible ability, wit, and courage, but because he has an improbably large nose, he believes that no woman would ever love him. Instead of courting the woman he loves, he lends his words and voice to a handsome but tongue-tied soldier who wins her instead. Brian Hooker's English translation, in which Rostand's rhyming couplets are presented as blank verse, is the most well-known translation of the play, and it became the basis for the 1950 film version that won Jose Ferrer the Academy Award. (Summary by Mike Manolakes)
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy; Plays/Romance
Keywords that describe the book: comedy, romance, France, sword-fighting
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
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For the final act, add:"End of Act #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker."
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