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Post by WiltedScribe » November 28th, 2019, 11:57 pm

The Tragedy of King Richard II (version 2) by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).
Billed by scholars as the first part of the all-encompassing <i>Henriad</i>, <i>Richard II</i> is a richly satisfying probe into the inner workings of monarchical rule and its evolution from being seen as divinely held to a more modern conception that incorporates political cunning. Shakespeare positions the titular Richard in the former position, his shortcomings as England's leader made all too clear when he bungles the handling of a judicial duel, and then later seizes money and assets that are not rightfully his in order to fund an Irish war. At the opposite end is the Machiavellian opportunist Henry Bolingbroke, who assembles enough supporters to help him dethrone the king and become the future Henry IV—the protagonist of the next two plays in this historical series. Written entirely in verse and containing some of the Bard's most florid and evocative language, <i>Richard II</i> never fails to transport its audience back to its time, where the furious machinations of government and kingly rule could be as captivating and intense as any battlefield siege.<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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Post by Kitty » November 29th, 2019, 12:00 am

oh ! you started today :lol: ok then let me get you a MW straight away, so you have sth to do before you go to bed ;)

you probably sent a PM to Craig and Brad already with the link, so I'll move us to Readers Found straight away....

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Post by Kitty » November 29th, 2019, 12:05 am

there you go :) my fastest MW ever :lol:

Have a great start in the weekend.

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 29th, 2019, 12:41 am

And there we have it! :mrgreen: MW is filled; hopefully every role is properly accounted for.

Recording can now commence!! Have fun, everyone! :D
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Post by Craigos » November 30th, 2019, 3:31 pm

Checkin in.

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Post by Craigos » December 1st, 2019, 8:08 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_gaunt_1_1.mp3

Hi
Sonia, could you give this a quick check. I've moved into a new recording area and had to reset everything. I think it's OK, but don't want to go to far until I'm confident the settings are correct.

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Post by Kitty » December 1st, 2019, 8:12 am

Craigos wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:08 am
Sonia, could you give this a quick check. I've moved into a new recording area and had to reset everything. I think it's OK, but don't want to go to far until I'm confident the settings are correct.
hi Craig

didn't check along with the text yet, but I checked the technical settings (they're ok :thumbs: ) and I listened a bit to the quality of the audio (it's perfect, a warm tone of voice, no background noise :thumbs: )

You can absolutely go ahead with this, and John of Gaunt sounds great !!! :9:

I am currently also editing some of my sections for World's Best Poetry, but haven't started on Richard yet.

Have a nice Sunday. Here we had our first snow for this season today 8-)

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Post by Craigos » December 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_gaunt_1_2.mp3 1:15

Second small part. Just trying to get back into the swing of things.

Mainly rain here. It's a shame we can't export our rain, we do seem to get rather a lot of it.

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Post by Kitty » December 2nd, 2019, 7:48 am

Craigos wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Mainly rain here. It's a shame we can't export our rain, we do seem to get rather a lot of it.
:lol: well we have a sunshiny day today and since yesterday we have had some snow. :9: a perfect start into December.

the first two Gaunt parts are perfectly PL ok. :thumbs: you're the first in, Craig. Well done.

Only remember you need not say the voice credit at the beginning here. Instead do a soundfile only for all the voice credits in a row, it makes it easier to assemble. Check back Tomas' early mail, where he listed all the credits and who should say what.

Thanks ! and have a nice afternoon still

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Post by Craigos » December 3rd, 2019, 10:53 am


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Post by Kitty » December 4th, 2019, 3:16 am

Craigos wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 10:53 am
Another one bites the dust.
:lol: one down, a few more to go ;)

excellent job on dying Gaunt, Craig :thumbs: Especially the final part is cool where he shows his whole despise for the king.

2.1. is already PL ok

one small note for 1.3. though:

> at 0:29: "I thank my liege" – I hear "I thank me my liege" which sounds a bit odd

the rest is perfect

thanks

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Post by Craigos » December 4th, 2019, 11:35 am


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Post by Kitty » December 5th, 2019, 2:50 am

Craigos wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 11:35 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_LordMarshall_1_3.mp3 2:09
...and Gaunt corrected and reloaded.
thank you Craig, Gaunt is now PL ok :thumbs:

and the marshall is sort of pompous :lol: these announcements were exquisite. He is taking all this way too seriously.

I have one small note:

> at 1:58: "My lord, no leave take I" - you say "no leave to take" which sounds a bit odd. The "to" is easily cut out though.

oh and careful with the filename, no upper-case letters ;) well here it doesn't matter so much, but in other projects it's important.

thanks

Sonia

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Post by Hamlet » December 8th, 2019, 1:25 pm

All narrations, plus my three "servant" roles, are read. I didn't realize until now that I had used uppercase letters some of the file names. Sorry about that. Can that be fixed on your end or should I upload them again?

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_1_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_1_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_1_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_1_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_2_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_2_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_2_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_2_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_3_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_3_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_3_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_3_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardII_narrator_4_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardII_narrator_5_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardII_narrator_5_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_5_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardII_narrator_5_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_5_5.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_narrator_5_6.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_yorksservant_2_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_extonsservant_5_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/richardii_gardinersservant_3_4.mp3

Exton's servant is probably one of the two servants killed by Richard in 5_5. Should I upload a dying gasp? lol

Brad

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Post by Kitty » December 10th, 2019, 7:02 am

Hamlet wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 1:25 pm
All narrations, plus my three "servant" roles, are read.
:shock: my, you have been busy, Brad ! :thumbs: And what luck that the narrations are quite short and to the point. No unnecessary "asides" in here :lol:

the voices for the three servants are excellently chosen, I find. I especially love the desperate gardener :mrgreen: Those three are already PL ok. Only remember to do all the voice credits in a separate file (where you also have to do the "narrator"), so you didn't have to include them here.
Exton's servant is probably one of the two servants killed by Richard in 5_5. Should I upload a dying gasp? lol
:lol: how gruesome. Well you could have included it for good measure, but it's as you wish.
I didn't realize until now that I had used uppercase letters some of the file names. Sorry about that. Can that be fixed on your end or should I upload them again?
no need to reupload, because we won't keep those files anyway, so the filenames are not that important for the separate parts. It's only important for the final file for each act.

All the narration is PL ok except these three:

for Act 4.1.
> at 0:22: usually you repeat "Act 4" at the beginning of Scene 1

for Act 5.1.
> at 0:20: same here, please repeat Act 5

for Act 5.6.
> at 0:42: could you add "by William Shakespeare" to make the end credit complete, please ?

super start, thank you so much !

Sonia

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