[COMPLETE] King Lear by William Shakespeare - kit

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 5th, 2018, 5:04 pm

The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).

This project is now complete!
All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-tragedy-of-king-lear-version-3-by-william-shakespeare/

Known for its heartrending emotion and shocking violence, <i>The Tragedy of King Lear</i> is seen as one of Shakespeare's towering masterpieces. It tells the tale of the ageing King Lear, a British monarch who disposes of his vast kingdom by giving bequests to his two eldest daughters when they flatter his vanity. Unbeknown to him, these daughters hide cold and unfeeling hearts; the only daughter truly worthy of his grace, Cordelia, is shunned and later exiled when she refuses to play her sisters' game. Lear's rash decision precipitates a series of events that all cascade into the realm of overbearing misery. Madness (both real and feigned), torture, stormy weather, sibling rivalry and the threat of war are but some of the things you can expect from this extraordinary work, all brought about by a great man who falls from the heights of power due to a single moment of irrationality.<br><br>And to perform it all? Three men (<a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11305">Craig Franklin</a>, <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a>, and <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9905">Brad "Hamlet" Filippone</a>) and one woman (<a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10179">Sonia</a>), determined to give you a performance of this moving play that you will never forget. You thought you knew your Shakespeare? Well, think again! ( Tomas Peter)
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      At the beginning: Act [#] of The Tragedy of King Lear, by William Shakespeare. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm

what ! you posted already tonight ! It's a bit late now, but I try if I am still awake enough to give you a MW ....

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 5th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Kitty wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm
what ! you posted already tonight ! It's a bit late now, but I try if I am still awake enough to give you a MW ....
Yeah, sorry Sonia, I was going to do it earlier but I had a dental appointment, and when I got home the Internet was misbehaving itself. :| It took me half an hour to get it going again. Well, on the bright side, when you wake up we'll have the MW all ready to go. :mrgreen:
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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2018, 5:21 pm

ok it worked :) by tomorrow I want a fully filled-in MW :mrgreen:

Can you please also PM Craig and Brad to let them know ? I will sleep now... need to get up in less than 5 hours :help:
edit: I see you were faster than me LOL

BTW this should be King Lear Version 3, we probably need to write that in the title and links somehow :hmm:

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 5th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Yes, I've notified them. :)

I guess you can append "(version 3)" to the title yourself, now or before we catalog. The links don't need to be changed because I do know the month and year of cataloging are used when submitting to Archive, to differentiate between versions. So in that respect we should be fine.
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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2018, 1:25 am

good point.

Since we are already complete, I can move us over to Readers Found immediately.

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Post by Craigos » February 6th, 2018, 2:22 am

Hi
Thanks for the thumbs up.
Cheers

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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2018, 2:24 am

hello your majesty. Good to see you. Ready to play the madman ? :mrgreen:

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Post by Hamlet » February 6th, 2018, 8:21 am

So, as the Narrator, do you just want my bland regular voice with no emotion? Well, not that I normally speak with no emotions.

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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2018, 10:06 am

Hamlet wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 8:21 am
So, as the Narrator, do you just want my bland regular voice with no emotion? Well, not that I normally speak with no emotions.
no, you can have emotion of course ! Well, as much as the situation asks for ;) Just try to make a more neutral voice, compared to your other characters. But the narrator will not be too intrusive and usually one will notice that it's not one of the characters speaking. And in the editing phase, we'll make sure that there will be a nice little pause between your character's final line and the inevitable [Exit] whic may come after. :mrgreen:

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Post by Hamlet » February 6th, 2018, 10:18 am

Okay, I'll start to work on the narration first, since it's going to be the biggest job.

As Albany and Kent I have the third and second to last speeches in the play--and one of those is interrupted by a stage direction, so there'll be three of me in a short space! lol I'm sure there are other places like that too, but that's the one I noticed right away.

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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2018, 10:22 am

Hamlet wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 10:18 am
Okay, I'll start to work on the narration first, since it's going to be the biggest job.
yes, always good to have that out of the way.
As Albany and Kent I have the third and second to last speeches in the play--and one of those is interrupted by a stage direction, so there'll be three of me in a short space! lol I'm sure there are other places like that too, but that's the one I noticed right away
I have two scenes at least where I will be in a long dialogue with myself as Regan and Oswald :lol: Well at least I can be a woman and a man, so the voices will be very different there.

Good luck !

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Post by Hamlet » February 6th, 2018, 10:29 am

Another silly-sounding question. I'm new to reading the stage directions in a LibriVox project, so these little unimportant things keep occurring to me, lol.

If two stage directions in a row are identical (such as in the very first scene, in which Cordelia gets two asides in a row) do you still want me to say it twice? Or can the editor just use the same one over? No matter either way, since I'm not exactly "wasting" much time in saying one word lol.

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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2018, 10:46 am

Hamlet wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 10:29 am
If two stage directions in a row are identical (such as in the very first scene, in which Cordelia gets two asides in a row) do you still want me to say it twice? Or can the editor just use the same one over? No matter either way, since I'm not exactly "wasting" much time in saying one word lol.
oh no, please say them twice (or ten times if needs be) everywhere where they occur. The editor's job is hard enough as it is, copy/pasting from all places to find back where a certain word was said before would be very time consuming.

Oh so you never read stage directions ? Then maybe you don't know this:

when you say the stage direction at the beginning of a character's speech, please say the character's name as well. Example: Cordelia [walking to the door]: "Good-bye then". Here you would say Cordelia as well. While in this example: Cordelia: Good-bye then. [Walks out], you would leave the name out, as the audience knows who was speaking before. Does this make sense ? :hmm:

Maybe if you finish one scene, you can post it already and I can give you feedback if all is well ?

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Post by Hamlet » February 6th, 2018, 10:56 am

Actually, I didn't know that. And I just finished reading the first act stage directions! lol No worries, I just looked through the act again and I see only five instances that I have to correct. Two of them happen to be the "Cordelia aside" that I mentioned in my last message. Besides that, I have "Gloucestor reads," "Fool to Kent," and "Lear to Goneril." I'll have that first file for you in about half an hour.

Brad

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