OPEN[PLAY]Crossings: A Fairy Play by De la Mare - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2019, 9:17 pm

Crossings: A Fairy Play by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956).

Under the terms of a will, the Wildersham children have to relocate from the family house in the city to "Crossings" in the country, and to spend the first fortnight alone fending for themselves in the house. The children encounter interesting country neighbors, including ghosts and fairies. Or are they dreaming?

Walter De La Mare was a poet, and we have a number of his poems available at Librivox. This is his only play: "Crossings was produced for the first time in 1919, at the Wick School, Hove, to celebrate the coming of Peace. With the exception of one grown-up, Mr. Sebastian Sprott, its characters were taken by boys aged fourteen, or under."
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  • Volunteers outside the USA: Walter De La Mare died in 1956. 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.

    Gender neutral casting, of course.

    DO NOT SING. It is too hard to match parts, and after all, Walter was a poet so just reading his words sounds good enough.

    NOTE: Some of the character lines in the play are called out in the stage directions instead of being nicely labeled at the beginning of the actual character lines. So extra care will be needed when reading to ensure you don't miss things.


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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: vCwhXocU
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Walter De la Mare) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_de_la_Mare
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 59
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1919
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Fantastic Fiction

        Keywords that describe the book: children, fairies, british country life

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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 Crossings: A Fairy Play, by Walter De la Mare. 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
        crossingsafairyplay_[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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        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 19th, 2019, 10:09 pm

I can play Anthony for this one. :)
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Post by silverquill » January 19th, 2019, 10:22 pm

Wow, the stage directions for this are formidable!
So, I'd better pass since I'm do the Pinero piece.
(I have the firs act formatted)
I'd love to have Mr. Wilbersham, though, and he's just in two acts.

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Post by ToddHW » January 20th, 2019, 3:31 am

Thank you both.

Todd


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Post by ToddHW » January 20th, 2019, 4:23 am

Thank you.

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Post by leanneyauyau » January 20th, 2019, 7:40 am

I'll claim Emily Honeyman - I'm playing an old lady in another play so now I"ll play a child!
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Post by ToddHW » January 20th, 2019, 8:29 am

Thank you.

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Post by thestorygirl » January 21st, 2019, 11:07 am

I would be interested in the Queen of the Fairies. :9:

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Post by ToddHW » January 21st, 2019, 4:50 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 11:07 am
I would be interested in the Queen of the Fairies. :9:
Thank you.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 4:44 pm

I could read Ann!

Thanks,
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Post by ToddHW » January 22nd, 2019, 4:50 pm

Thank you.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 5:28 pm

I know you don't have a DPL yet, but I know if I don't upload my recordings as I go, I will forget to do so. So here's my act 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ann_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:41 mins.

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Post by ToddHW » January 22nd, 2019, 6:19 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
I know you don't have a DPL yet, but I know if I don't upload my recordings as I go, I will forget to do so. So here's my act 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ann_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:41 mins.

Thanks,
Campbell
Very nice reading. However, you missed two lines at 1:30, one each on pages 15 (unnumbered) and 16.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 6:45 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 6:19 pm
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
I know you don't have a DPL yet, but I know if I don't upload my recordings as I go, I will forget to do so. So here's my act 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ann_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:41 mins.

Thanks,
Campbell
Very nice reading. However, you missed two lines at 1:30, one each on pages 15 (unnumbered) and 16.

Thanks, Todd
Sorry about that. I’ll record them. Do you want them in their respective spots or at the end?

Thanks,
Campbell

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