[COMPLETE][FULL] Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare - kit

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Measure for Measure (version 3) 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/measure-for-measure-version-3-by-william-shakespeare/
<i>Measure for Measure</i> is one of William Shakespeare's more enigmatic works. As one of the so-called "problem plays," it mixes a dark plot with light overtones, without resolving the tensions inherent in either. Its central conflict is spurred on when the Duke of Vienna, Vincentio, confers his powers on the law-abiding judge Angelo before leaving on a diplomatic mission. In reality, Vincentio has merely disguised himself as a lowly friar to watch Angelo's rule from afar—a rule that is quickly characterized by its overzealous cruelty and harshness. When Angelo has a man condemned to death for fornication, the man's sister, a pious novitiate named Isabella, intercedes on his behalf and begs Angelo for leniency. It is through this encounter that Angelo's true self emerges, as well as the play's presiding themes of moral justice, civil corruption, and the neverending conflict between the powers of sin and virtue. Can Isabella thwart Angelo's wicked intentions? Will the Duke restore peace and sanity in Vienna? Will compassion prevail? Take a listen, for all will be revealed.<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 Shakespeare's work that you will never forget. You thought you knew your Shakespeare? Well, think again! ( Tomas Peter)
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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.
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[Role], read by [your name].

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At the beginning: Act [#] of Measure for Measure 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.

At the end: End of Act [#].

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[*]AFTER recording
Save files as 128 kbps MP3
measureformeasure_[role]_[#]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where the first # is the act number and the second # is the scene number (e.g. measureformeasure_isabella_1_4.mp3)

For the final acts, save files as: measureformeasure_[#]_shakespeare_128kb, where the # is the act number (e.g. measureformeasure_1_shakespeare_128kb).

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Post by Kitty » April 8th, 2019, 1:58 pm

ok Tomas, MW is ready to be filled in :) and since our group is already set and alerted to it, I'll move us over to Readers found straight away.

Let the fun begin !

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 8th, 2019, 2:21 pm

The MW is all done! I'm fairly sure I made no omissions, but please double-check just in case. We're now ready to begin in earnest. :mrgreen:
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Post by Hamlet » April 9th, 2019, 10:25 am

Here is my DP and my two one-scene roles:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_dp_brad.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_friarthomas_1_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_barnardine_4_3.mp3

For Barnardine I did my two "within" lines with the mic slightly further away than the other lines. Also, since he is being awakened by Pompey, I started the first speech with a bit of a snoring sound as he is jarred awake. If the snore is not wanted, I can redo it, of course. Or, conversely, I can do more snoring, and it can begin under Pompey's previous line. Whichever works best.

Brad

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Post by Kitty » April 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Hamlet wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:25 am
For Barnardine I did my two "within" lines with the mic slightly further away than the other lines. Also, since he is being awakened by Pompey, I started the first speech with a bit of a snoring sound as he is jarred awake. If the snore is not wanted, I can redo it, of course. Or, conversely, I can do more snoring, and it can begin under Pompey's previous line. Whichever works best.
I love the snoring !! We'll definitely keep that in :thumbs: Also the effect of the microphone for within is extremely well done. A great start on your roles, Brad. Friar Thomas sounds like a schoolboy compared to ruffian Barnadine :lol: he'll eat him for breakfast.

All three parts PL ok so far.

I also have my small parts recorded and need to edit still. :)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 9th, 2019, 1:11 pm

my DP ready for PL and the small role of the Messenger. I used my "faux-scots" for him this time :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_dp_sonia.mp3
Recording time: 1:03 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_messenger_4_2.mp3
Recording time: 0:24 min.

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 9th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Thanks, Sonia. Very small files to check, and both are PL OK. Your messenger seems like a kind lad. I don't think he's at all aware of the machinations going on at this point. :P
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Post by Kitty » April 11th, 2019, 9:03 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Your messenger seems like a kind lad.
was I too nice ? :?

Well here is another shorty, but funny role. Mrs Overdone. I made her voice very shrilly, especially because I have to speak to myself as Escalus :lol: She feels so wronged all the time :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_overdone_1_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:52 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_overdone_3_2.mp3
Recording time: 0:39 min.

Narrator comes next and then I have the easy roles out of the way...

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Post by Hamlet » April 11th, 2019, 12:17 pm

I'll just Elbow my way in here.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_elbow_2_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_elbow_3_2.mp3

I've always felt that Elbow is related to Dogberry of Much Ado About Nothing. So, when we eventually get to THAT play... :D

That takes care of my small roles.

Brad

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Post by Kitty » April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm

thanks Brad, will PL soon !

Meanwhile here is the stage directions for Act 1. The narrator really doesn't have much to do in this play :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_1_1.mp3
Recording time: 0:43 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_1_2.mp3
Recording time: 0:36 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_1_3.mp3
Recording time: 0:13 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_1_4.mp3
Recording time: 0:21 min.

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Post by Hamlet » April 11th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Should I be making note of the length of the files? Half the time I forget to.

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Post by Kitty » April 11th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Hamlet wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Should I be making note of the length of the files? Half the time I forget to.
no it's ok, I do it out of habit. Maybe later on in the finished assembled scenes, it would be good to have them. But here in the parts, we don't note them down

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Post by Kitty » April 11th, 2019, 1:40 pm

Hamlet wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 12:17 pm
I'll just Elbow my way in here.
urgh....this is a despicable so-called "law-abiding" citizen. :| what a sycophant and rat all rolled into one :lol: but excellently done, Brad, and all PL ok. :thumbs:

Thanks !

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Post by Kitty » April 12th, 2019, 4:46 am

here are the stage directions for Act 2 and I finished theshort scene for Juliet. I made her voice very young and not too bright ;) I had to differentiate her from the other more important female roles. I am still not decided how I will make those two :? Gonna leave those for last.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_juliet_2_3.mp3
Recording time: 0:55 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_2_1.mp3
Recording time: 1:01 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_2_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:29 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_2_3.mp3
Recording time: 0:24 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_2_4.mp3
Recording time: 0:24 min.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 14th, 2019, 9:30 am

a few more narrator bits to finish Act 3...

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_3_1.mp3
Recording time: 1:00 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/measureformeasure_narrator_3_2.mp3
Recording time: 0:47 min.

Sonia

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