[COMPLETE]: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton-mtf

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-man-who-was-thursday-version-3-by-g-k-chesterton/
This is undoubtedly the best of Chesterton's novels, a thriller which follows Gabriel Syme as he tries to find a way to bring the Supreme Anarchist Council to justice. (Summary by Mozartjr)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1695
LINK TO COLOR CODED SCRIPTS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WNrITG0BhGrOpGB2VlLZPRnqc8XyQE2CUxxv2Sv88Pk/edit?usp=sharing

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Casting is gendered as specified in the MW.


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MC: MightyFelix
BC: Mozartjr
Narrator: LCaulkins
DPL (parts and final files): MrsHand
Editors: Mozartjr and LCaulkins


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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Humorous Fiction; Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Keywords that describe the book: suspense, Chesterton, police, anarchist

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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 act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
"Character, read by your name."
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"Act # of The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G. K. Chesterton. 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 each file say:
"End of Act #."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G. K. Chesterton."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

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For individual roles: manwhowasthursday_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. manwhowasthursday_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: manwhowasthursday_#_chesterton_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. manwhowasthursday_1_chesterton_128kb.mp3)

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MC to select: mightyfelix

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Post by Mozartjr »

Mightyfelix has agreed to be our MC.
The following roles are already claimed:
Narrator (LCaulkins)
Gabriel Syme (RVPMatt123)
The Marquis or Ratcliffe (Kalamareader)
Dr. Bull (Mozartjr)

LCaulkins has also agreed to assist me with the editing.
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Post by RVPMatt123 »

Looking forward to this very much!
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Post by mightyfelix »

I can get this set up for you, but please verify one thing before I do.

I see that you've listed the number of MW sections as 16. I understand that this will be the final number of sections in the catalogue, after all chapters are assembled and PLed. But how many sections do you need for the MW during the working stages? That's the number you should have filled in there.
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Post by LCaulkins »

Oh! Cool! That was quick. :) yes, I can help with editing
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Post by silverquill »

Without a doubt, one of Chesterton's masterpieces!
So many recordings of this, and LV has a solo, but great choice for a DR.
Could I throw my hat in the ring for Lucian Gregory?
On the road again, so delays are possible
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Post by Mozartjr »

silverquill wrote: February 5th, 2022, 9:52 pm Without a doubt, one of Chesterton's masterpieces!
So many recordings of this, and LV has a solo, but great choice for a DR.
Could I throw my hat in the ring for Lucian Gregory?
Sure thing!
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Post by Mozartjr »

mightyfelix wrote: February 5th, 2022, 3:53 pm I can get this set up for you, but please verify one thing before I do.

I see that you've listed the number of MW sections as 16. I understand that this will be the final number of sections in the catalogue, after all chapters are assembled and PLed. But how many sections do you need for the MW during the working stages? That's the number you should have filled in there.
Oh Ok, I thought that meant the number of chapters :P
If I counted correctly, all together with the final chapters included, I would need 120 sections.
Thanks,
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Post by MrsHand »

May I DPL? I can handle parts and final chapters.
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MrsHand wrote: February 7th, 2022, 9:52 am May I DPL? I can handle parts and final chapters.
That would be wonderful, thank you Kristen!
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Post by mightyfelix »

Alright, MW is all set. Let me know if anything looks off.

If you end up needing more sections in the MW after all, you can add them yourself one at a time. But if it turns out that 120 is too many, I'll delete the extras for you, as you don't have the ability to do that. Let me know when you're set!
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Post by Mozartjr »

Ok, MW finished. Everyone is entered that has claimed roles. I'm trying to manage this project better than I've managed my other DRs :)
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Post by mightyfelix »

Lovely! I'll play Rosamund, please. I might later pick up some other small roles if you still need more.
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Post by Algy Pug »

May I take the role of the Professor?

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Post by Mozartjr »

mightyfelix wrote: February 8th, 2022, 11:40 am Lovely! I'll play Rosamund, please. I might later pick up some other small roles if you still need more.
Rosamund is yours! Thanks Devorah!
Mozartjr

I have a feeling this project is going to go pretty fast :D
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