Gender-specific casting. Prooflistening will be word perfect. As one of Austen's juvenilia, Lesley Castle exhibits some grammatical, orthographical, and punctuational eccentricities. While the orthography and punctuation aren't going to persist into an audiobook format, I would like to retain the grammar of the original text.Lesley Castle is a melodramatic epistolary novelette written by Jane Austen when she was sixteen years old. Although the novels Austen became known for were not published until she was in her thirties, she was an active writer from the age of twelve, frequently composing epistolary works such as Lesley Castle. Austen eventually compiled 29 of her early writings in three notebooks that became known as the Juvenilia and that she called “Volume the First”, “Volume the Second”, and “Volume the Third”, including Lesley Castle in “Volume the Second”.
Lesley Castle is set contemporaneously to Austen’s writing and consists of a series of ten letters by five characters, all of whom are women of high society living in Great Britain. In this short work, Austen employs a mock serious tone to humorously critique her peers on subjects such as self-absorption and jealousy. Austen acknowledged in a prefatory note that she left Lesley Castle unfinished; it includes several interconnected storylines, but no overarching plot or clear conclusion. (Summary by David Purdy)
Source text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1212
COLOUR-CODED TEXT (please read only from this text!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13UxQk1s9ddFl8yiVIrYuTMKyChPmNuZ-?usp=sharing
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Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Epistolary Fiction; Satire
Keywords that describe the book: novelette, epistolary novel, juvenilia
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 letter. 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."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the end of each file say:"Letter the # of Lesley Castle, by Jane Austen. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of letter the #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Lesley Castle, by Jane Austen."
For individual roles: lesleycastle_role_#.mp3 where # is the letter number. (e.g. lesleycastle_margaretlesley_1.mp3)
For final files: lesleycastle_#_austen_128kb.mp3 where # is the letter number. (e.g. lesleycastle_1_austen_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: mightyfelix
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