COMPLETE[PLAY]The Princess of Elis by Molière - thw

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12388
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » December 31st, 2019, 1:19 pm

The Princess of Elis by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

In the month of May 1664, Louis XIV entertained the Queen-mother, Anne of Austria, and his own wife , Maria Theresa, with a brilliant and sumptuous fete at Versailles.... The second day was distinguished by the representation of The Pricess of Elis [by Moliere].... The Princess of Elis, a comedy-ballet, was intended to represent the struggle between the affections of the male and female sex, a struggle in which victory often remains with the one who seems the furthest from obtaining it.... The author's natural flow of wit and humor was checked by the necessity of accommodating himself to the conventionalities of courtly propriety. ( The Translator)

  • This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/princess-of-elis-by-moliere/



    One of the last few Moliere's we have not yet done. Comedy-Ballet, and since we miss the music and dancing, it won't quite be like what King Louis saw, but we do what we must.

    Gender neutral. Kitty will dance her way across the stage while DPL'ing your files.

    And, by the way, something I should say every now and again while telling you all how much I enjoy working with you on these plays:
    I very honestly leave choice of accents and characterizations in ANY part up to the reader. One of the key pleasures of running a play here at Librivox is finding out what the various readers have decided is right. Usually some unexpected things, and always different than I had originally pictured the play on stage myself. So that the completed play is not my vision of what should be, but a truly new and exciting collaborative creation.



    1. Is there a deadline?
      We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    2. 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.
    3. New to recording?
      Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/dramaticworksmol02moliiala#page/26/mode/1up
    5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

      If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.



      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: 2B134Xum
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molière
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 56
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1664
        ============================================

        Genres for the project: Plays; Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: Louis XIV, versailles, comedy/ballet

        ============================================
      • 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 The Princess of Elis by Molière. Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896) 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
        princessofelis_[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.
        • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
          (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
        • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25837
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » December 31st, 2019, 1:35 pm

oh you launched still this year :lol: putting this on my DPL list. And I make my claim for Phyllis :) (not sure about the "dancing across the stage" though :mrgreen: )

Sonia

silverquill
Posts: 15396
Joined: May 25th, 2013, 9:11 pm
Location: Pittsfield, New Hampshire USA

Post by silverquill » December 31st, 2019, 3:17 pm

Could I take Iphitas, father to the Princess of Elis?
~ Larry

NemoR
Posts: 2520
Joined: February 27th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Location: The Present

Post by NemoR » December 31st, 2019, 6:43 pm

First Whippers-In, Act 1 please.

..and IF you are casting more than one role in different acts, I would claim as well the Satyr, Act 2
Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

alanmapstone
Posts: 2250
Joined: February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by alanmapstone » January 1st, 2020, 12:25 am

Another Moliere! Ok I will claim Arbates.

I don't know how many Shepherds you want in the last interlude but I could be one. I think the etc. should repeat 4 lines rather than just 2.
Last edited by alanmapstone on January 1st, 2020, 2:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

WiltedScribe
Posts: 2514
Joined: April 7th, 2016, 8:11 pm

Post by WiltedScribe » January 1st, 2020, 1:06 am

I can take Aristomenes!
Tomas Peter

alanmapstone
Posts: 2250
Joined: February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by alanmapstone » January 1st, 2020, 2:39 am

Hi Todd

I am not sure how you intend to structure this play but if you do make the final interlude a separate section (act 6) then it will be very short. Would it not be better to separate the first interlude, which is longer and could be combined with Dramatis personae, and then add the other interludes to the end of the preceding act. That way each section would end with an interlude rather than beginning with one. Maybe that is what you intend anyway.

Just a suggestion.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12388
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » January 1st, 2020, 5:26 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 12:25 am
I don't know how many Shepherds you want in the last interlude but I could be one.
Added additional Shepherd and Shepardess sections to the MW to clarify
alanmapstone wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 12:25 am
I think the etc. should repeat 4 lines rather than just 2.
I don't agree. I think we have a 6 line stanza, then another 6 line stanza, and finally the repeated last two lines of the first stanza.

Thanks, Todd

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12388
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » January 1st, 2020, 5:32 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 2:39 am
Hi Todd

I am not sure how you intend to structure this play but if you do make the final interlude a separate section (act 6) then it will be very short. Would it not be better to separate the first interlude, which is longer and could be combined with Dramatis personae, and then add the other interludes to the end of the preceding act. That way each section would end with an interlude rather than beginning with one. Maybe that is what you intend anyway.

Just a suggestion.
I am virtually certain that several of the later acts will get combined together when I edit everything - they become short on words and long on supposed ballet scenes. If people throughout send in their files with "interlude followed by act", it will be easy to find what I need for editing. At worse I might need some changes to the stage directions then....

I updated the MW to make the "Interlude and following act" content of files clear.

Thanks, Todd

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12388
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » January 1st, 2020, 5:35 am

By the way, anyone wondering about the excesses of King Louis's reign should read the intro text in the book ahead of the play - this play was but one day of a week of "The Pleasures of the Enchanted Island".

Thanks, Todd

NemoR
Posts: 2520
Joined: February 27th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Location: The Present

Post by NemoR » January 1st, 2020, 5:36 am

Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 12388
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » January 1st, 2020, 6:11 am

First and second files in! The big prize is yours.

Thanks, Todd

alanmapstone
Posts: 2250
Joined: February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by alanmapstone » January 1st, 2020, 7:37 am

Shepherd

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/princessofelis_shepherd_6.mp3

I presume that you did not want this actually sung. Perhaps if it is ok it could be used as a template for other shepherd(esse)s.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose


leanneyauyau
Posts: 939
Joined: January 31st, 2016, 12:33 pm
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

Post by leanneyauyau » January 1st, 2020, 9:03 am

I can play Aurora :)
Leanne (leanneyauyau) :9:
my librivox page | website | fb page

Post Reply