[FULL DR][History] Men of Iron by Howard Pyle-mas

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Post by Mozartjr » July 30th, 2021, 11:33 am

Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle
"The year 1400 opened with more than usual peacefulness in England. Only a few months before, Richard II—weak, wicked, and treacherous—had been dethroned, and Henry IV declared King in his stead. But it was only a seeming peacefulness, lasting but for a little while; for though King Henry proved himself a just and a merciful man—as justice and mercy went with the men of iron of those days—and though he did not care to shed blood needlessly, there were many noble families who had been benefited by King Richard during his reign, and who had lost somewhat of their power and prestige from the coming in of the new King.

...Their plan had been to fall upon the King and his adherents, and to massacre them during a great tournament, to be held at Oxford. But Henry did not appear at the lists; whereupon, knowing that he had been lodging at Windsor with only a few attendants, the conspirators marched thither against him. In the mean time the King had been warned of the plot, so that, instead of finding him in the royal castle, they discovered through their scouts that he had hurried to London, whence he was even then marching against them at the head of a considerable army. So nothing was left them but flight. Some betook themselves one way, some another; some sought sanctuary here, some there; but one and another, they were all of them caught and killed.

The Earl of Kent—one time Duke of Surrey—and the Earl of Salisbury were beheaded in the market-place at Cirencester; Lord Le Despencer—once the Earl of Gloucester—and Lord Lumley met the same fate at Bristol; the Earl of Huntingdon was taken in the Essex fens, carried to the castle of the Duke of Gloucester, whom he had betrayed to his death in King Richard's time, and was there killed by the castle people. Those few who found friends faithful and bold enough to afford them shelter, dragged those friends down in their own ruin.

Just such a case was that of the father of the boy hero of this story, the blind Lord Gilbert Reginald Falworth, Baron of Falworth and Easterbridge, who, though having no part in the plot, suffered through it ruin, utter and complete..." (Taken from the Introduction) (Summary by Mozarjr)
Source text https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1557
Color coded scripts: (Google Docs) (please read only from this text!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JcwYwvMt96_eGmApwEIMGJv6mVJ5vGbNU9aC2XCXd4A/edit?usp=sharing

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Narrator: RitaBoutros
Last edited by Mozartjr on August 17th, 2022, 7:02 am, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 31st, 2021, 3:08 pm

Mozart,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 31st, 2021, 3:18 pm

OK, your MW is ready to fill in with chapter titles. Word counts for each chapter are optional, but sometimes it does help to find readers if they can see how long a chapter is before they claim.

Also, when you filled out the new project template, you picked the option for a dramatic work. It should have been a "group". We have different templates for different types of projects so this means you had the wrong language in the first post. I've switched out the language so it now works as a group. Please just watch that next time you fill out the template.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 3rd, 2021, 8:16 am

OK, I've heard from Mozart, and this was a misunderstanding on my part. This is actually a dramatic reading. So we'll take a bit of time to get the first post changed back to the correct format, make sure scripts are prepared and work through the MW set up.

Until all is arranged, no reader claims please ...

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Post by AnaNaumoska » August 3rd, 2021, 11:09 pm

Hello hello, should you need a proof listener, I'll be more than happy to DPL this one :)


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Post by Mozartjr » August 4th, 2021, 12:56 pm

Yes, we will! Thank you, Ana! :clap: It will be some time, though, before there will be anything ready to PL; I still need to get scripts ready...
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 4th, 2021, 2:50 pm

Mozart,
I am going to move this thread over to "book suggestions" while you are preparing the scripts and the MW. When everything is ready for readers to make claims, we can move it back to the launch pad.
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Post by Mozartjr » August 5th, 2021, 1:44 pm

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Post by gracenfisk224 » August 25th, 2021, 1:02 pm

Hey guys! I'm so honored to be your narrator. @MozartJr I see you've claimed a role, how fun! :clap: I just thought I'd ask: how would you pronounce your character's name? I have read this book before a couple years ago, but I didn't use an audiobook (That's what we're here for!) Please advise and thanks!

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Post by Mozartjr » August 26th, 2021, 1:26 pm

gracenfisk224 wrote:
August 25th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Hey guys! I'm so honored to be your narrator. @MozartJr I see you've claimed a role, how fun! :clap: I just thought I'd ask: how would you pronounce your character's name? I have read this book before a couple years ago, but I didn't use an audiobook (That's what we're here for!) Please advise and thanks!
Hi Gracen,
I'm pretty sure it's pronounced like gas-coin. Not 100% sure, but that's how they pronounce it in the collaborative version of the book https://librivox.org/men-of-iron-by-howard-pyle/
I've been working on the scripts, and they should be finished and uploaded shortly.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 28th, 2021, 7:48 pm

Mozart,
Please let me know when you have the scripts completed and are ready to open this project for claims.

I suggest that you add a section at the bottom of the MW for each of the completed chapters. You can add a link to the script for each chapter in the corresponding MW section for the completed chapter.

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Post by Mozartjr » August 30th, 2021, 12:53 pm

Will do! :thumbs: they are almost ready.

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Post by Mozartjr » September 1st, 2021, 3:18 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
August 28th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Mozart,
Please let me know when you have the scripts completed and are ready to open this project for claims.

I suggest that you add a section at the bottom of the MW for each of the completed chapters. You can add a link to the script for each chapter in the corresponding MW section for the completed chapter.

MaryAnn
Scripts are ready!!!! Finally! So sorry they took so long... DRs are time consuming! I suppose next time before I start a DR I should script the book before starting :? :?
What is the next step? Do I post the scripts, or do I give you the link where you are the one who does that?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 1st, 2021, 8:23 pm

LOL, yes, there is a lot of work for a DR!

Why don't you edit the first post, and insert links to the scripts right after the paragraph that says "read only from this text". I'll then check the links you posted (to make sure I can open them all), and then we will be ready to move to readers wanted.

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Post by Mozartjr » September 3rd, 2021, 1:40 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
September 1st, 2021, 8:23 pm
LOL, yes, there is a lot of work for a DR!

Why don't you edit the first post, and insert links to the scripts right after the paragraph that says "read only from this text". I'll then check the links you posted (to make sure I can open them all), and then we will be ready to move to readers wanted.

MaryAnn
I added in the scripts, and am almost finished with the MW, rearranging the characters and adding in the finished chapter sections.

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