COMPLETE[Plays] One Act Play Collection 010 - thw

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Post by wib66 » February 22nd, 2017, 4:19 pm

One Act Play Collection 010 .

This collection is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/one-act-play-collection-010-by-various/

As we now have 10 plays which are near to completion this collection is now closed to any new entries.

Michele (wib66) will be BC for this set of one act plays.
Please Note:Some plays are not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years. These are identified below and in the MW
  • 1. Mosada by William Butler Yeats 1886 BC is ShiNeko
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33430
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosada
    This play was started as part of Collection 9. For original postings and discussion about this play prior to the start of this new Collection 10, please refer to the Collection 9 forum viewtopic.php?f=27&t=60062"

    2. The Belles of Canterbury by Anna Bird Stewart BC is Wib66
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15007
    This play was started as part of Collection 9. For original postings and discussion about this play prior to the start of this new Collection 10, please refer to the Collection 9 forum viewtopic.php?f=27&t=60062"

    3. The People by Susan Glaspell BC is ChuckW
    https://archive.org/details/thepeople00glasrich
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Glaspell

    4. Close the Book by Susan Galspell BC is wib66
    https://archive.org/details/thepeople00glasrich
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Glaspell

    5. Cathleen ni Houlihan by WB Yeats and Lady Gregory BC is ShiNeko
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26144
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta,_Lady_Gregory

    6. The Proving of Abraham by Rita Benton BC is EstherbenSimonides
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46419


    7. Household Gods by Aleister Crowley BC is ChuckW
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14040
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley


    8. Box and Cox by John Maddison Morton BC is mightyfelix
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42523

    9. What Christmas Did for Jerusha Grumble by John D Macdonald BC is dlolso21
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53734
    John D Macdonald (Christmas Plays) https://librivox.org/author/12899

    10. The Fourth Act by Basil MacDonald Hastings BC is DrPGould
    https://archive.org/details/fourthactplayino00hast
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Macdonald_Hastings

    1. How to volunteer to BC a play:
      This is a great opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to BC a dramatic reading but isn't quite ready to do a full-length play. (Of course it's open to experienced BCs as well!) Please note that if you propose a play for inclusion in the collection, you are responsible either for editing, proof-listening and coordinating it yourself, or for finding other volunteers to fill these roles. Volunteers outside the USA: Be aware that some of the plays are still protected by copyright law some places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

      Please look at the list of plays that have previously been submitted before choosing a play to co-ordinate. Please claim your play in the thread; You will be the BC for your play. I will put files in the MW and keep that up to date but you are expected to Proof Listen submitted parts and then edit the play together when all parts are submitted. This collection is capped at 12 plays. Each BC needs to provide the following information about each play:

      * Title and author
      * PD text link
      * Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known
      * Link to title on Wikipedia
      * Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have
      * Original publication date
      * The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!

      If you would like to claim a role yourself please do so. Below are some resources you can use to find a play, but don't feel limited to these. Also, remember to check what has already been recorded in the previous One-Act Play Collections (see next post in this thread)

      Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36984

      The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16435

      Washington Square Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3068

      Comtemporary One Act Plays http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970

      Voces Populi by F Anstey http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37597

      King Arthur's Socks and Other Plays by Floyd Dell http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6587?msg=welcome_strangerNot PD for Europe/Australia

      https://archive.org/details/fourthactplayino00hast

      Project Gutenberg also has a list of many authors who have written one-act plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/One_Act_Plays_(Bookshelf)
      Readers: to find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard. Please Listen against the text to make sure that all lines have been read.

      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: L0nDzCfj


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        Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Plays; Plays/Comedy; Plays/Drama; Plays/Romance

        Keywords that describe the book:

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        HOW TO CLAIM AND READ A PART IN A PLAY:
      • New to recording?
        Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
      • How to claim a part in a play:
        Please note for ease of claiming parts all plays will have gender neutral casting.
        • - Open parts are shown in the Magic Window above.
          - Please post your claim, noting the section number (the numbers in the first column below)!
          - If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
        - Instructions for recording your part, naming and submitting the file are below the Magic Window.
      • Is there a deadline?
        We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        Narrators
        Please include the following at the beginning of the file

        [/i] [Play Name] , by [Play Author]. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end:

        End of [name of play].

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording

        Save files as
        128 kbps MP3

        For individual roles, use file name:
        titleinoneword_charactername_authorsurname.mp3 (all lower-case). (e.g. punchandgo_electrics_galsworthy.mp3)

        for final edited plays, use file name:
        oneactplays010_titleinoneword_authorsurname_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case). (e.g. oneactplays010_punchandgo_galsworthy_128kb)
      • Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
        • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
      • Any questions?
        Please post below
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Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 22nd, 2017, 5:23 pm

Previous Collections
Plays already recorded in previous collections

One Act Play Collection 001 Author
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
A Marriage has been Arranged- Alfred Sutro
The Swan Song- Anton Chekhov
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Wurzel Flummery- A.A. Milne

One Act Play Collection 002 Author
Before Breakfast- Eugene O'Neill
The Buller Podington Compact- Frank Richard Stockton
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
How he Lied to her Husband- George Bernard Shaw
The Outside- Susan Glaspell
The Parlor Car- William D Howells
Riders to the Sea- John Millington Synge

One Act Play Collection 003 Author
Eugenically Speaking- Edward Goodman
The Pot Boiler- Alice Gerstenberg
A Good Woman- Arnold Bennet
The Sun- John Galsworthy
The Bear- Anton Chekov
The Tenor- Frank Wedekind
The Pretentious Young Ladies- Moliere
Lonesome Like- Harolod Brighouse
Enter the Hero- Theresa Helburn
A Proposal Under Difficulties- John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 004 Author
The Bicyclers- John Kendrick Bangs
The Dark Lady of Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
Eolaus, A Dramatic Poem- James Allen
Fame and the Poet- Lord Dunsany
Is She His Wife- Charles Dickens
King Lear's Wife- Gordon bottomley
The Land of Heart's Desire- William butler Yeats
Mr Nightingale's Diary- Charles Dickens
The Stronger- August Strindberg
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Woman's Honor- Susan Glaspell

One Act Play Collection 005 Author
Abstraction- Basil Hall Chamberlain
The Constant Lover- St John Hankin
The Day of the Boomer Dukes- Frederik Pohl
Forgotten Souls- David Pinski
Overtones- Alice Gerstenberg
Supressed Desires- Susan Glaspell and George Cram
Tides- George Middleton
The Twelve Pound Look- J.M. Barrie
When Shades Assemble- Marjory Benton Cooke
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington

One Act Play Collection 006 Author
Madame Butterfly- David Belasco
The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll
Something to Vote For- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Sightless- Maurice Maeterlinck
Punch and Go- John Galsworthy
The Falcon- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Night At The Inn- Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
A Midsummer Dance Dream- Anna Bird Stewart
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington
A Question of Sex- Arnold Bennett

One Act Play Collection 007 Author
The Stepmother- Arnold Bennett
The Woman Tamer Louis Esson
Dead Timber - Louis Esson
The Wedding - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Anniversary - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Grotesques- Cloyd Head
A Tragedian in Spite of Himself - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Slave With Two Faces - Mary Carolyn Davies
The Masque of the Two Strangers - Lady Alix Egerton
Fourteen - Alice Gerstenberg
Moonshine - Arthur Hopkins

One Act Play Collection 008 Author
The Hour Glass - WB Yeats
Human Nature - Floyd Dell
At a Garden Party- F Anstey
Not Smart - Wilbur Daniel Steele
Cinderella - Florence Bell
The Sacred Place - Louis Esson
The Second Story Man - Upton Sinclair
Daniel and the Devil - Eugene Field
The Pierrot of the Minute - Ernest Dowson
The Exchange - Althea Thurston

One Act Play Collection 009 Author
Phipps - Stanley Houghton
Fancy Free - Stanley Houghton
Attuned- Alice Gerstenberg
Where But in America - Oscar M Wolff
The Good Samaritan - Rita Benton
In 1999 - William C Demille
The Story of Rachel - Lady Florence Bell
The Dance of Death - Gustave Flaubert
Answering the Phone - Elizabeth Guptill
A Dramatic Evening - John Kendrick Bangs
The Fatal Message - John Kendrick Bangs
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Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by ToddHW » February 23rd, 2017, 6:55 pm

I can MC and set this up for you. But you don't seem to have run the template to create your first posting - there isn't a special embedded code for MW creation. Did you just copy the first posting from the previous collection?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by wib66 » February 24th, 2017, 4:47 pm

ToddHW wrote:I can MC and set this up for you. But you don't seem to have run the template to create your first posting - there isn't a special embedded code for MW creation. Did you just copy the first posting from the previous collection?

Thanks, Todd
Hi Todd
Have sent you a PM about this. thanks
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by ToddHW » February 24th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Great. I will set this up tomorrow morning.

EDIT: MW ready. Note that there is one difference in the first posting from previous practice. Becuz we are going to roll any late completing plays into the next collection, I have deleted the callout of the collection number from the narrator introduction to the play. That we we don't have a recording saying a play is in collection 10 if it ends up in collection 11...

wib66: There are two slots left in the project database (normally intended for an alternate BC or DPL). Let me know if anyone is going to help you with this project to the point where you want them to have access to the MW.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ChuckW » March 3rd, 2017, 1:58 pm

Am I the first one here? Wow! Kinda surprised. 8-)

Anyway, here's my possible contribution... a somewhat timely play:

Title: The People
Author: Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)
Publication Date: 1918
Link: https://archive.org/details/thepeople00glasrich
Characters:
Edward Wills, Editor of The People
Oscar Tripp, Associate Editor
The Artist
Sara
Tom Howe, printer
The Boy from Georgia
The Woman from Idaho
The Earnest Approach
The Light Touch
The Anarchist
The Philosopher
Help Us Finish These Projects:
The Dream (Joanna Baillie): 1 medium-sized role, 8 very small roles
The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors): Numerous sections available

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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2017, 4:23 pm

ChuckW wrote:Am I the first one here? Wow! Kinda surprised. 8-)
I know I thought there would be a big stampede. Thanks for this will get it in the MW
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by ChuckW » March 4th, 2017, 1:35 pm

wib66 wrote:
ChuckW wrote:Am I the first one here? Wow! Kinda surprised. 8-)
I know I thought there would be a big stampede. Thanks for this will get it in the MW
Thanks!
Help Us Finish These Projects:
The Dream (Joanna Baillie): 1 medium-sized role, 8 very small roles
The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors): Numerous sections available

MAJOR MICROPHONE PROBLEMS. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECORD FOR A WHILE.

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Post by Kitty » March 8th, 2017, 6:57 am

Am I the first to claim a role in the new collection ?

I was just reading both plays on offer and I'd like to join the cast in both, if I may.

Sara in "The People" and Bessie Root in "Close the Book" please.

Sonia

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Post by wib66 » March 8th, 2017, 4:20 pm

Kitty wrote:Am I the first to claim a role in the new collection ?

I was just reading both plays on offer and I'd like to join the cast in both, if I may.

Sara in "The People" and Bessie Root in "Close the Book" please.

Sonia
Thanks Sonia will sign you up
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by KeelinM02 » March 8th, 2017, 5:46 pm

Hi, I would like to read the part of Jhansi in Close the Book, which is number 38.
This is my first recording and I'm fine with being put down as Keelin. Thanks!

Keelin

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Post by wib66 » March 8th, 2017, 9:28 pm

KeelinM02 wrote:Hi, I would like to read the part of Jhansi in Close the Book, which is number 38.
This is my first recording and I'm fine with being put down as Keelin. Thanks!

Keelin
Hi Keelin
Welcome to Librivox. Please read the information below before you do any recording

I will reserve those sections for you but you will need to complete your 1 minute test first and get the ok (see below). Also can you let me know how you would like your name to appear in the catalogue. It can be your forum name, real name, or any other pseudonym of your choice thanks.

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Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by ChuckW » March 9th, 2017, 8:09 am

I suppose I should also claim some roles. Could I take Oscar Tripp and Peyton? :-)
Help Us Finish These Projects:
The Dream (Joanna Baillie): 1 medium-sized role, 8 very small roles
The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors): Numerous sections available

MAJOR MICROPHONE PROBLEMS. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECORD FOR A WHILE.

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Post by Kitty » March 11th, 2017, 12:25 pm

here's already the first of my roles: Sara for The People.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/people_sara_glaspell.mp3
Recording time: 2:12 min.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » March 11th, 2017, 12:59 pm

and here is a very enthusiastic Bessie, who does not realise the damage she did LOL

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/closethebook_bessie_glaspell.mp3
Recording time: 3:35 min.

Sonia

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