OPEN[PLAY]Trelawny of the Wells by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 27th, 2018, 6:25 am

Trelawny of the Wells by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

A theater, various actors and actresses, their admirers, financial backers, etc. The star Rose Trelawny wants to leave the stage for love, but it is not an easy thing to fit into conventional society after a life onstage. And not easy to go back to the stage either. ( ToddHW)
  • I am going to be mostly out of touch through June and into July - retiring at long last and moving. In the meantime, I'm posting a couple more plays to keep you all busy. (PLEASE record lines on other plays first!)

    Kitty will be our wonderful DPL, and will mind the store in my absence. Gender neutral casting as always.

    By the way, if you pick a short role that is only in one act, feel free to pick another short role in another act. (Please do separate voice credits, not "X and Y read by ----")

    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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47561
    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.



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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: Eiu69sjT
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trelawny_of_the_'Wells'
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 50
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1899
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        Genres for the project: Plays

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        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].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Trelawny of the Wells, by Arthur Wing Pinero. 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!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        trelawnyofthewells_[role]_[#]_128kb.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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        • 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
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » May 27th, 2018, 7:48 am

oh ! you started a new Pinero !!! Well as you already know, I'll be your DPL (yet again...hopefully nobody is groaning at the prospect) and I claim the lady with the wonderful name of Imogen Parrot :lol:

and yes, I will "mind the store" as you so nicely put it :mrgreen:

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Post by silverquill » May 27th, 2018, 9:26 am

Do you mind if I ask for stage directions again?

I have the rest of Ebbsmith ready to post after one final listen.
My part for the Dream likewise is reading after a final listen.
Charllies Aunt is prepped for reading, as is Scapin.

I don't know why, but I'm really enjoy Pinero's extensive stage directions.

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Post by leanneyauyau » May 27th, 2018, 10:57 am

I'd love to play Avonia Bunn - what a unique name!
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Post by Kitty » May 27th, 2018, 11:01 am

silverquill wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 9:26 am
Do you mind if I ask for stage directions again?
I don't know why, but I'm really enjoy Pinero's extensive stage directions.
:shock: wow Larry you would really be in line for "hardiness" medal for this. But thanks for offering again. I'll sign you up. :)
Charllies Aunt is prepped for reading, as is Scapin.
oooooh I'm looking forward to those two :9:

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Post by Kitty » May 27th, 2018, 11:02 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 10:57 am
I'd love to play Avonia Bunn - what a unique name!
:lol: indeed ! I wonder where Pinero got these names from ? Maybe they were common in his time :hmm:

I'll sign you up, welcome aboard !

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm

I'm going to assume Tom Wrench is a plum role, so I'll play him. Can't resist characters who share my first name. :D
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Post by Kitty » May 27th, 2018, 12:29 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
I'm going to assume Tom Wrench is a plum role, so I'll play him. Can't resist characters who share my first name. :D
:mrgreen: it's as good a reason as any. It seems all of us are going for the names here. Except for Larry, who has a faible for Pinero's stage directions.

Thanks, Tomas. I haven't checked out the play in detail yet, so I couldn't comment on whether it's a plum role. But whatever his role is, I'm sure you'll turn it into a memorable performance :)

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 27th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Kitty wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Thanks, Tomas. I haven't checked out the play in detail yet, so I couldn't comment on whether it's a plum role. But whatever his role is, I'm sure you'll turn it into a memorable performance :)
From the few lines I read, and a bit of the Wikipedia summary (btw, I think the link to that is incorrect), I think Tom is one of the nice guys here. I played a "villain" in the last one, so I guess it's time to go back on the good side. Then maybe I can do the baddie in the one after this. :mrgreen:
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Post by NemoR » May 27th, 2018, 1:37 pm

May I claim Arthur Gower please.

Thank you!
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Post by bluechien » May 27th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Could I take Rose? :shock:
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Post by ToddHW » May 27th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Thank you.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 27th, 2018, 5:36 pm

Given that the script’s phonetics appear to indicate that he talks like Elmer Fudd, may I please take the role of Captain de Foenix?

Though given my characters’ track records, I just know that something untoward is going to happen to him in the course of the play. Which is why I’m holding off on that “Psyche” play for the moment, until someone can assure me there’s no shower scene in this version. :shock:


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Post by ToddHW » May 27th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Thank you. And watch out for falling sandbags and other dangers around the theater. You never know....

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Post by alanmapstone » May 27th, 2018, 11:47 pm

May I read Augustus Colpoys?

This text needs careful reading to see who speaking at some points. Sonia may have to adjudicate.
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