[FULL]World's Story 6: Russia, Austria-Hungary, Balkan States, Turkey - kit

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Post by Kitty » January 30th, 2019, 6:08 am

The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Turkey by Eva March Tappan (1854 - 1930).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-worlds-story-volume-vi-russia-austria-hungary-the-balkan-states-and-turkey-by-eva-march-tappan/
This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of <i>The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art</i>, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part VI include the Russian Empire, the fights for independence in Hungary and the Balkan states and the politics of early Turkey. ( Sonia)



  1. 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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Post by Kitty » January 30th, 2019, 7:14 am

And here we go. The (hopefully eagerly awaited) 6th volume in this series is launched. We are travelling through the Russian Empire to far-out Siberia, fight on the Balkans or in Turkey and learn a lot about culture, history and legends of the eastern parts of Europe.

I hope this short intro was enough to whet your appetites. :9:

As in the previous books, for those of you who are new to the project, some special notes for this project:

1) I would like to have the footnotes included. Just put them after the sentence of the footnote marker, wherever you think it fits well. Say: “Footnote - [read footnote] - End of Footnote”. This is for pure footnotes, not for the editor's intros. Please read those the way they are written in the text.

2) the explanations to the illustrations will again be included. They have their special sections. Please include every detail from the title, including, painter, time, or whatever is written in the book. Basically everything that is written in the MW. And please also include the line "photograph/painting, page xx" at the end of the title.

3) I have noted down in the MW where to read the long LV disclaimer. All sections under 3 pages long can use the short disclaimer. Check the first post on how to read the intros.

For our drama lovers, unfortunately there is only one single play this time, an excerpt from Schiller's Wallenstein. As in the previous books, please say your voice credit this way:

"recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as Terzky, Foon as Wallenstein, Tomas Peter as the Anspessade, Eva Davies as the Second Cuirassier, Monika as the Third Cuirassier and Nemo as Butler"

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 30th, 2019, 7:20 am

Four readers have given me carte blanche to assign them some sections, so here they are:

April:
33. On the march to Siberia
72. The dog and the wolf
84. The siege of Adrianople
96. Dining with the Sultana

Sandra:
34. A Kirghis warrior
38. The emancipation of the serfs
89. Scanderbeg

Nemo:
20. Borodino
52. A funeral menu of the sixteenth century
57. Wallenstein and the cuirassiers - role of Butler
64. How the French honored Joseph Haydn

Tomas:
16. How St. Petersburg was built
23. Passage of the Beresina
31. Yermak
57. Wallenstein and the cuirassiers - role of the Anspessade
92. The tribute of children

I hope I managed to assign you sections that will appeal to you. :9:

Sonia

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Post by mightyfelix » January 30th, 2019, 7:42 am

I'll take the following sections, please:

32, 73, 103, 110

Thanks Sonia! (And I plan to get my last section for volume 5 done this weekend. :))

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Post by Kitty » January 30th, 2019, 7:45 am

mightyfelix wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 7:42 am
I'll take the following sections, please:
32, 73, 103, 110

Thanks Sonia! (And I plan to get my last section for volume 5 done this weekend. :))
first claimant ! thanks Devorah :)

And yes...I hope we get the other project archived soon. Only waiting for 6 readers.

Sonia

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Post by Foon » January 30th, 2019, 8:43 am

Hi Sonia,
Could you assign me any role in the DR? I'll also take some regular sections but I'll need to look through the book a bit more first :)
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by adr6090 » January 30th, 2019, 8:45 am

Hello Sonia,
Thank you for the sections you have selected for me. I would like to add the following sections as well 26, 44, 60 & 76 if they are still available. :wink:
April

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Post by moniaqua » January 30th, 2019, 9:20 am

Ok, as I grew up near that region, I'll have to take Hohenlinden, section 62 :D

And additionally section 65, Andreas Hofer.
There is only that one play, right? I'll take one of the Cuirassiers then.

:hmm: Kind of a cruelsome edition, this one.

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Post by alanmapstone » January 30th, 2019, 9:46 am

May I take sections 8, 14, 27, 45, 56, 77, 78, 81, 95, 97, 99, 107.

And I will take Terzky in Wallenstein.
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Post by bluechien » January 30th, 2019, 9:47 am

Your DR might be covered already but if not, can you give me any role in it? :)
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Post by NemoR » January 30th, 2019, 10:12 am

Thanks Sonia!

They all look like a hoot ... I love that funeral dinner one .. Ha! .... and I'll try not to butcher the German in the Haydn piece! :D
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Post by SaraHale » January 30th, 2019, 10:24 am

Hello, Sonia.

May I claim section 14, Russia Part III: Peter the Great: Historical note, please?

Edit: I doubled checked and it's already claimed by someone else. I'll check again soon.
Last edited by SaraHale on January 30th, 2019, 10:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by moniaqua » January 30th, 2019, 10:27 am

NemoR wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 10:12 am
and I'll try not to butcher the German in the Haydn piece!
You can always ask us ;)

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Post by thestorygirl » January 30th, 2019, 10:35 am

Hi,
May I try for 44, 81, 108. They are very small so I think I should be able to fit them in! :D

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Post by neecheelok70 » January 30th, 2019, 10:43 am

Signing up soon. Jim :thumbs:

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