COMPLETE[PLAY]A Little Bit of Fluff by Walter W. Ellis - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 29th, 2018, 4:52 pm

A Little Bit of Fluff by Walter W. Ellis (1874 - 1956).

According to the website www.stagebeauty.net, this is the 5th longest running play ever, with over 1200 original performances. Like Charley's Aunt (number 2 on the list and released by Librivox earlier in 2018), this also is a farce. An insurance investigator, a possible fraudulent injury claim, a lost necklace, an aged aunt with a more than passing resemblance to someone else, and of course, that Little Piece of Fluff - all conspire to cause great confusion.
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  • Volunteers outside the USA: Walter Ellis died in 1964. The author's work is still protected by copyright in 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), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.

    Let’s finish off 2018 with A Little Piece of Fluff.
    Gender neutral casting as always.
    Mightyfelix is our DPL!

    This project is complete. Audio files may be found in our catalog at: https://librivox.org/a-little-bit-of-fluff-by-walter-w-ellis/

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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52851
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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.
      • Project Code: nFPYBFA2
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Walter W. Ellis) : n/a
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Bit_of_Fluff_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 24
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1922
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        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: farce

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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 A Little Bit of Fluff by Walter W. Ellis. 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
        littlebitoffluff_[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.
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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 WiltedScribe » December 29th, 2018, 5:05 pm

You know I can't resist a good farce. :mrgreen: Not many characters in this one... can I be John Ayers? :)
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Post by ToddHW » December 29th, 2018, 5:09 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Availle » December 29th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Aged Aunt checking in! :mrgreen:
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Post by ToddHW » December 29th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Thank you.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 29th, 2018, 10:34 pm

I think I'll DPL for you. I read this play through when it was first suggested, and enjoyed it, but I shouldn't pick up any more recording at the moment.

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Post by TroubleATM » December 29th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Can I be Ursula? Also, I haven't recorded a play before, so do I just pause when another character is supposed to be speaking?
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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2018, 7:44 am

TroubleATM wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 10:53 pm
Can I be Ursula? Also, I haven't recorded a play before, so do I just pause when another character is supposed to be speaking?
Welcome, and yes you can be Ursula.

A few things about dramas. First off, and this applies to all Librivox projects, the instructions are all described in the first posting. Such things as the reference text, where to upload, the file names to use (with one file for each act in dramas). For dramas you won't have to read any introduction or closing text - that is handled by the narrator/reader of the stage directions. But do include in your recordings a voice credit with the character name as given in the MW so I can assemble the cast list at the beginning of the play.

Second, when you record, leave good size gaps - several seconds at least - between each line. Where another character would speak, or where a stage direction might interrupt a line. I need to cut your files apart to cut and paste each line into its place in the master files, and I need to be able to easily see where the line breaks are.

Edit your part to be correct and represent your best attempt - the wonder of this Librivox process is that no one knows about all the tries that get trashed and never heard in the final releases. Avoid clipping and, if necessary, do any (very little I hope) noise cleaning. Our DPL - dedicated proof listener will provide feedback and encouragement on your submittals.

Finally, have fun with the part. You don't get to communicate with your appearance and gestures, so everything has to be communicated in the voice. Look at what other characters are saying near your lines and interact with them - if you wish, download the file for other characters so you can hear what they sound like in your conversations with them. But give me just your voice in the files you submit.

Enjoy, and pepper us with questions. We're here to help!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2018, 7:46 am

mightyfelix wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 10:34 pm
I think I'll DPL for you. I read this play through when it was first suggested, and enjoyed it, but I shouldn't pick up any more recording at the moment.
Thank you!

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Post by leanneyauyau » December 30th, 2018, 10:51 am

May I claim mamie scott?
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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2018, 11:41 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 10:51 am
May I claim mamie scott?
Thank you.

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 30th, 2018, 2:25 pm

may I be Pamela, Mrs. John Ayers
Last edited by EmmaHatton on December 30th, 2018, 3:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by TroubleATM » December 30th, 2018, 2:36 pm

I was looking up this play to find more information about Ursula, and I couldn't find much except that she is Mr. Tully's maid. Any suggestions on where I can search?
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Post by Serendipity1 » December 30th, 2018, 3:18 pm

I can do stage directions for 1, 2, and 3.

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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2018, 3:23 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 2:25 pm
may I be Pamela, Mrs. John Ayers
Yes, thank you.

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