COMPLETE Caliban by the Yellow Sands by MacKaye-mas

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Post by Tortilla » March 19th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Caliban by the Yellow Sands by Percy MacKaye (1875 - 1956).



This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/caliban-by-the-yellow-sands-by-percy-mackaye/


Volunteers outside the USA: Percy MacKaye died in 1956. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is Author’s death plus 70 years and Australia (author’s death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
Caliban, the primitive, savage son of the witch Sycorax and the evil frog-tiger god Setebos, seeks to obtain knowledge and become civilized through a strange magician named Prospero and his young daughter, Miranda. Through fantastic visions (including many excerpts of other Shakespeare plays), poetry, song and dance, thus begins the slow, gradual education of a inquisitive brute as he faces enlightenment and wicked temptation.

Serving as a thematic companion piece and maybe spiritual prequel and midquel to William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Caliban by the Yellow Sands was a massive, elaborate and outdoor "community masque" performed from 1914-1917 in New York, St. Louis and Boston as part of the three-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Preaching an anti-war message in response to the current events of World War I, it was a smashing success, as it was seen by over two hundred thousand spectators and utilized thousands of amateur artisans and actors to bring its giant vision to life. (Mary Kay)
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    Genres for the project: Plays/Drama; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Classics (Antiquity); Poetry

    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, Shakespeare, World War I, WWI, song, magic, music, allegory, pacifism, William Shakespeare, visions, civilization, anniversary, dance, community, brave new world, tribute, masque, the tempest, caliban, prospero, miranda, sycorax, civic theatre, thematic
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    Final Sections:
    - Preface
    - Masque Structure, Person and Presences
    - Prologue (notated as "P" in below cast list)
    - Act I ("1")
    - Act II ("2")
    - Act III ("3")
    - Epilogue ("E")
    - Appendix: Foreword and Elaborated Interludes
    This is a huuuuuuuuge cast, so I am bundling up roles in an attempt to have to utilize as few people as possible. :)
    If you choose to select one role, you MUST READ EVERY ROLE LISTED IN THE PACKAGE.

    Cast List

    - Narrator (P-E)

    - Ariel (P-3)

    - Prospero / The Shepard / Shakespeare (P-E)

    - Miranda / The Figure (P-E)

    - Caliban (P-E)

    - Voices from Below / Power of Setebos / All / The Dirge / The Soldiers (P-3)

    - Voices from Within / Spirits of Ariel / All / The Chorus (P-E)

    - "Actor 1"
    P: Sycorax
    1: Cleopatra
    2: Juliet
    3: War / The Voice / Mrs. Page

    - "Actor 2"
    1: Cressida / Charmian / Lust / The Emperor
    2: Perdita
    3: Mrs. Quickly
    E: The Spirit of Time

    - "Actor 3"
    1: Antony / Troilus
    2: Horatio / Benvolio
    3: Adam / Falstaff / Pistol

    - "Actor 4"
    1: Pandarus / Ghost of Caesar
    2: Hamlet / Mercutio / Lorenzo
    3: The Duke / Evans / King Henry

    - "Actor 5"
    1: Attendant / Brutus
    2: Florizel / Marcellus / Romeo
    3: Orlando / Pistol

    - "Actor 6"
    1: Eros / The Boy / Lucius
    2: Death
    3: Jacques / Mrs. Ford
    I tried to make it so each role has at least one or two exciting roles mixed in for you to perform. If possible, I'd love this to be a "flashmob" production, so we can release it within a month or two of Shakespearean 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. This play is not PD for Life+50 countries or Australia. The author died in 1956.

    Most of these roles are gender neutral, but I do want Miranda, Prospero and Caliban to be gender specific. I made the "actors" fairly gender specific as well (1, 2, 6 are female, 3, 4, 5 are male), but I have no major qualms about whoever wants to take them. Ariel and the chorus voices (which will only be one person) are gender neutral.

    I am looking for a DPL and any interested editors!

    Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by Tortilla on March 20th, 2016, 9:41 am, edited 10 times in total.
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 by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 19th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Mary Kay,

I can MC this for you.

MaryAnn

Edit - MW is ready for you to fill in.

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Post by annise » March 19th, 2016, 8:57 pm

just a reminder - sadly it's not PD for the EU or Australia . People might think the title means it was written in Shakespearean England

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Post by Tortilla » March 19th, 2016, 10:25 pm

MW is fully up, I changed it just to say "Shakespeare" - people can read more about the project on the thread.
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.
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Post by catrose » March 20th, 2016, 6:15 am

Could I take Miranda please?

(MacKaye is American, so rule of Shorter Term makes it PD for me)

ETA: Sorry to be pedantic and point out a spelling mistake but "Chairman" is actually "Charmian", Cleopatra's lady-in-waiting
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Post by commonsparrow3 » March 20th, 2016, 8:50 am

I am looking for a DPL and any interested editors!
Here is an interested editor!

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Post by Tortilla » March 20th, 2016, 9:13 am

I've added catrose as Miranda, and thank you so much Maria for volunteering as an editor. We will certainly need your help!!
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.
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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2016, 9:34 am

Can I please claim Actor 1 (I always wanted to play War and a witch LOL)

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Post by Tortilla » March 20th, 2016, 9:46 am

Kitty wrote:Can I please claim Actor 1 (I always wanted to play War and a witch LOL)

Sonia
You're added, thank you! :)
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.
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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2016, 10:23 am

Just wanted to mention, in the third Act, War is once presented as "The Figure", but it's clearly War speaking. I will read that line. I just mention it, because in the MW you wrote that Miranda should be doing "The Figure" but in this case it's definitely not Miranda.

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Post by Tortilla » March 20th, 2016, 11:15 am

Kitty wrote:Just wanted to mention, in the third Act, War is once presented as "The Figure", but it's clearly War speaking. I will read that line. I just mention it, because in the MW you wrote that Miranda should be doing "The Figure" but in this case it's definitely not Miranda.

Sonia
In the prologue, she is referred to as the figure. I will make note of that, though.
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.
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Post by BlueFunk » March 20th, 2016, 7:20 pm

May I read Sir John Falstaff please?

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Post by Tortilla » March 21st, 2016, 6:34 am

BlueFunk wrote:May I read Sir John Falstaff please?

8-)
If you want to take the role with John Falstaff, you must read every role listed in the "Actor 3" part. Is that okay with you?
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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 by BlueFunk » March 21st, 2016, 9:37 am

No. I'll leave it for someone else this time.

Many thanks.

8-)
K. Adrian Stroet

“What ho!" I said.
"What ho!" said Motty.
"What ho! What ho!"
"What ho! What ho! What ho!"
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.”
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Post by Kitty » March 21st, 2016, 10:30 am

Here's my first contribution. The witch Sycorax. I reflected her hideousness in her scratchy voice. Hopefully I made her suitably scary and disgusting. Now I need to pad my vocal chords in chamomile leaves :help: It was fun, but I think it wasn't too good for my voice ... Let's put it this way: I was glad that she died quite quickly. :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/caliban_sycorax_p.mp3
Recording time: 2:08 min.

Luckily my next ones (Cleopatra and Juliet) will be easier...now a bit of a rest.

Please tell me if this scratchy voice is hard to understand. Not that my vocal chords want to, but in that case I would redo some lines.

Sonia

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