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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 1:02 am

The World’s Story Volume VII: Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland by Eva March Tappan (1854 - 1930).

This is the seventh 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 VII include the stories from the Nibelungen saga of the Germans, masterpieces of the Dutch Painters and the famous apple-shooting episode from Schiller's drama William Tell. ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 1:58 am

Finally the next installment of the World Series is launched ! We're travelling through Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland this time :)

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.

And this time we have two drama excerpts from Schiller's Wilhelm Tell (yes, the famous scene where Tell shoots the apple from his boy's head is included - I wonder whether they really perform that on stage :shock: the actor must be a good archer as well). For the first excerpt I need 16 voices total, so I hope our drama lovers will help out here aplenty. Most of the characters are male Swiss, but as always, this is gender-neutral.

As in the previous books, please say your voice credit this way:

For section 90: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Stoofy as Walter, Todd as William Tell, Foon as Friesshardt, Jim Locke as Leuth, Aaron White as the Sacristan, TJ Burns as Rosselmann, Alan Mapstone as Furst, Nemo as Stauffacher, Eva Davis as Melchthal, Sandra as the Peasants, Monika as the Women, Josh Kibbey as Harras, Tomas Peter as Gessler, Devorah Allen as Bertha and Son of the Exiles as Rudenz" - Special note for "Women" and "Peasants": please include the one sentence on p. 504, spoken by "Many Voices".

For Section 91: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Josh Kibbey as William Tell and Tomas Peter as the Fisherman"

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 2:08 am

and some of you wanted me to choose sections for them, so here are your parts (as always, if you are not happy with my choice, you can always switch, as long as sections are available :) )

Sandra, two poems for you:

> 17. The Lorelei
> 41. The Queen of Prussia's ride

Foon, a few Dutch sections for you, thank you for helping with the pronunciations :9: :

> 67. The escape of Hugo de Groot
> 71. The Netherlands Part IV: Little stories of Netherland artists: Historical note
> 74. Anton Vandyck
> 76. The Night Watch, by Rembrandt van Ryn (painting)
> 80. Contrary land
> 83. The beloved Queen Wilhelmina
> 90. and the role of the nasty watchman Friesshardt :mrgreen:

Tomas, as always, a selection from all ranges, poems, paintings, prose and a drama role (2 sections from each country) :

> 13. Barbarossa
> 34. Morning prayers in the Bach family, by Toby Edward Rosenthal (painting)
> 61. Sir Philip Sidney and the glass of water
> 72. King Philip presenting Rubens to Velasquez, by Leon y Escosura (painting)
> 87. The Devil's Bridge over the Reuss
> 90. and the role of the bad guy Gessler, who orders Tell to shoot the apple from his boy's head

Monika, since I know you don't have that much time, a few shorties for you:

> 32. Germany Part VI: German authors and composers: Historical note
> 90. the role of the Women in Wilhelm Tell
> 106. Switzerland Part V: Life in the mountains: Historical note

I hope you are all happy with the choices :)

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » April 13th, 2019, 2:14 am

Sections 35 45 and 50 please.

Also Furst in section 90.
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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 2:19 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 2:14 am
Sections 35 45 and 50 please.
:shock: that was a fast claim, Alan ! Are you typing from breakfast in bed again ? :mrgreen:

I see you go for the German songs this time. Thanks for the claims. Glad to have you in here as well :9:

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Post by alanmapstone » April 13th, 2019, 2:21 am

Also section 12 25 57 and 66

And Furst in section 90.

I will confess that I had already looked through vol 7 and chosen a few bits!
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Post by Foon » April 13th, 2019, 3:09 am

Sonia, what excellent assigments! I was browsing through the Netherlands part of the book to see if there was anything I really wanted to read about my little country... And every section I picked, you already assigned to me!

Thank you!! :9:

Also, putting it out there, if anyone wants help with pronouncing any Dutch names, give me a shout.

EDIT: Actually, I would also quite like the section on Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas)--section 81, please!
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!


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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 4:03 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 2:21 am
Also section 12 25 57 and 66
And Furst in section 90.
I will confess that I had already looked through vol 7 and chosen a few bits!
aha, you're planning ahead ;) wise man. And Furst !!!!! If I had to guess I would have chosen that part for you as well ! Thanks

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 4:04 am

Foon wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 3:09 am
Sonia, what excellent assigments! I was browsing through the Netherlands part of the book to see if there was anything I really wanted to read about my little country... And every section I picked, you already assigned to me!
aww thank you, I'm glad I hit your taste :9:
EDIT: Actually, I would also quite like the section on Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas)--section 81, please!
thank you ! Actually I was considering giving you this section as well but then I thought I cannot presume giving you such long sections, so I left that one out in the end. Glad you want to do it though !

MW updated so far.

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 13th, 2019, 4:25 am

May I sign up for 4, 15, 24, 26, 29, 33, 37, 48, 61, 68, 75, 81, 96, and 105? Jim :)

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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 4:32 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 4:25 am
May I sign up for 4, 15, 24, 26, 29, 33, 37, 48, 61, 68, 75, 81, 96, and 105? Jim :)
Jim ! great to have you in here as well (I knew you would...) thank you so much for these many claims :9: (and I guess I can rely on you again to PL my own sections :wink: )

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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 4:36 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 4:25 am
May I sign up for 4, 15, 24, 26, 29, 33, 37, 48, 61, 68, 75, 81, 96, and 105? Jim :)
sorry Jim, 61 was already assigned to Tomas and 81 to Foon ! Did you maybe mean another section ?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 13th, 2019, 4:45 am

Rudenz for me please.

There was an guy of Swiss extraction who was part of our dance group in Sydney back in the day.

I remember us meeting his Swiss-born grandmother. Not recognising her accent, someone asked where it was from.

"It's Swiss", she said.

"Swiss, huh?", the inquirer said.

"Yes", said Grandma. "Get me a crossbow and an apple, and I'll prove it."


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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2019, 4:49 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 4:45 am
Rudenz for me please.

There was an guy of Swiss extraction who was part of our dance group in Sydney back in the day.
I remember us meeting his Swiss-born grandmother. Not recognising her accent, someone asked where it was from.
"It's Swiss", she said.
"Swiss, huh?", the inquirer said.
"Yes", said Grandma. "Get me a crossbow and an apple, and I'll prove it."
tough grandma. I like her !

Thanks for claiming a part Chris !!!! I'll sign you up

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Post by moniaqua » April 13th, 2019, 4:58 am

Kitty wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 2:08 am
Monika, since I know you don't have that much time, a few shorties for you:

> 32. Germany Part VI: German authors and composers: Historical note
> 90. the role of the Women in Wilhelm Tell
> 106. Switzerland Part V: Life in the mountains: Historical note
Perfect! :thumbs:

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