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Post Posted:: September 23rd, 2015, 8:01 pm 

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La Bohème by Giuseppe Giacosa (1847 - 1906) and others. Translated by W Grist ( - 0) and others

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In 1830s Paris, four struggling Bohemian artists: the poet Rudolph, the painter Marcel, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline, live poorly, but happily. On Christmas Eve, to celebrate, the four split the month's rent and decide to go out drinking in the Latin Quarter. Rudolph stays behind to finish a poem, when their frail neighbor, Mimi, knocks on the door. An equally poor seamstress, she begs him to light her candle. In an instant, his candle goes out as well, and Mimi drops her key in the dark. As they search for it, they fall in love. And thus, a tragic love begins, as tuberculosis threatens to tear Mimi away from the person and people she has come to love.

Originally written in Italian, but translated into English, this libretto is the base for one of Giacomo Puccini's most beloved and often performed operas. It is also the inspiration of the famous 1994 rock musical and 2005 movie Rentby Jonathan Larson. This recording is a dramatic reading. (Mary Kay)



  1. 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.

  2. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    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 would 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.

  3. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!

  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13843 OR https://archive.org/details/labohme4actsli00puccuoft

  5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

    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.

    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

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    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.


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    Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

    Keywords that describe the book: French, relationships, romance, death, Christmas, love, holiday, paris, Italian, famous, artists, alcohol, tuberculosis, opera, adaptation, poor, sickness, bohemian, libretto, english translation, candle, tragic lovers, working class, latin quarter, party, roommates

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  6. 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.

  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Giuseppe Giacosa , by La Bohème . Translated by W Grist and others 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 Act [#].

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

  8. AFTER recording
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3
    boheme_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

    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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • 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.

  9. Any questions?
    Please post below

  10. Final Sections:
    Dramatis Personae and Play Synopsis
    Act I
    Act II
    Act III
    Act IV

  11. Character List:
    Narrator (Dramatis Personae and Play Synopsis, I, II, III, IV)
    Rudolph (I, II, III, IV)
    Schaunard (I, II, IV)
    Benoit (I)
    Mimi (I, II, III, IV)
    Marcel (I, II, III, IV)
    Colline (I, II, IV)
    Musetta (II, III, IV)
    Parpignol (II)
    Alcindoro de Mitonneaux: (II)
    Customs House Official (III)
    Sargent (III)
    Chorus Members 1-6 (II, III)

  12. The chorus member breakup:
    Act II: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3Sk3eDepFVL_Shb30adYmKxdqh0mf6z-Jo7z_4fJVg/edit?usp=sharing
    Act III: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Mwhf9Kp9FYhO6RpbNIQ00vin8npZ8ujEdsip64y0xg/edit?usp=sharing

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Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary


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Post Posted:: September 23rd, 2015, 8:02 pm 

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Pronunciation List:

RUDOLPH (a poet) Tenor - LIKE "RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER" (song)
SCHAUNARD (a musician) Baritone - "SHOON-AH" (back of the throat "AH")
BENOIT (a landlord) Bass - BEN-WHA
MIMI Soprano
PARPIGNOL Tenor - "PARP-PEEN-OL"
MARCEL (a painter) Baritone - Mar-CELL
COLLINE (a philosopher) Bass - COLL-EEN
ALCINDORO (a councilor of state) Bass - ALCIN-doro
MUSETTA Soprano - MU-setta

If you need to hear the names,
Plug them into here:
http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/
And change to French

ALSO! PLEASE READ THE SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW ON THE GUTENBERG PAGE! It will help!

Thank you!

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Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
Mary


Last edited by Tortilla on September 27th, 2015, 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2015, 8:51 pm 
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I'd be happy to MC this for you.
MaryAnn

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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2015, 9:18 pm 
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OK, MW is ready.

Also noticed one of your translators is not PD in Europe.

MaryAnn

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2015, 4:08 am 

Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
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Yay! Glad to see this project up and running! I'd love to read Mimi (unless you are reading her yourself) in which case I'd like to read Musetta (I think those are the only two girls!)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2015, 6:01 pm 

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I would love to take the narrator.

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Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
[POETRY] Challenge by Louis Untermeyer
Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2015, 10:50 pm 

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Awesome! Elizabby, I'll sign you up for Musetta, still debating if I want to take Mimi or not...silverquill, you may read narrator.
:) I'll set up the MW tomorrow!

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I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2015, 1:00 pm 

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Everything is up! Now...let's wait for a proofreader...

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I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2015, 10:40 am 

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There have been some unexpected changes for me (good ones) that will give me much less time for LibriVox between now an the first of the year, so I think it is best for me to relinquish my claim for Narrator, as much as I'd love to do it.

I'll keep this project in my bookmarks, and if I'm able to contribute later, I'll certainly check back in.

Thanks.

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READERS NEEDED:

Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
[POETRY] Challenge by Louis Untermeyer
Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: October 3rd, 2015, 10:21 am 

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I'll remove you for now. :)

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I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2015, 2:53 pm 

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I would like to claim Benoit and Chorus Member 1. As a side note, Tulsa Opera if doing La Boheme in a couple of weeks.

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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2015, 8:54 pm 

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You're added. :) Thanks!

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I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
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Post Posted:: October 5th, 2015, 9:13 am 

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I just wanted to let you know that I was accidentally signed up to play Beniot rather than the guy who claimed it... Thanks! :)

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Post Posted:: October 5th, 2015, 11:41 am 

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Whoops! Fixed.

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Post Posted:: October 6th, 2015, 4:02 am 

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Thank you for the fix. I saw it but was away from my desktop computer and my phone was to small to work with.


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