COMPLETE[PLAY]Pseudolus by Plautus - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 28th, 2020, 7:09 am

Pseudolus: or, The Cheat by Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BCE - 184 BCE). Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

About two dozen comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus have survived the years, with many of them ending up rewritten and recast by other playwrights such as Moliere. This one, Pseudolus, was part of the source for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (ToddHW)

  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/pseudolus-or-the-cheat-by-titus-maccius-plautus/


    Plautus will be our replacement for Terence; and even though we have one more Terrence to go when the current one finishes, I thought I should test the waters with this one first. The Plautuses (?) have been translated into English by the same guy as did the Terences, but there is SOME FUNNY FORMATTING: apparently to save paper, if a character's line is short, another character may have a line on the same text line. Beware!

    Gender neutral, of course. Kitty will try to keep us following our lines correctly as our Dancing DPL, but as she is also The Cheat, be sure to keep your eyes on your wallet!



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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/comediesofplautu01plauiala/page/252/mode/2up
    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.

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      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: 5dT68gqV
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Titus Maccius Plautus) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plautus
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 30
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: ancient Rome, clever servant

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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.
      • 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 Pseudolus: or, The Cheat, by Titus Maccius Plautus. Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878) 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
        pseudolus_[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
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        • 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

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Post by Kitty » February 28th, 2020, 7:22 am

oh you launched already today ! Well, getting this on my PL list and I'll try my best cheating my way through Act 4 as Simmia :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by MichaelMaggs » February 28th, 2020, 7:58 am

Perhaps I could stage-direct, please?

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 28th, 2020, 8:00 am

I can play Calidorus :thumbs:
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Post by ToddHW » February 28th, 2020, 8:19 am

Thank you all.

Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » February 28th, 2020, 1:22 pm

Can I read Ballio? I seem to be on a run of low lifes :hmm:
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Post by ToddHW » February 28th, 2020, 4:41 pm

Just remember that the scum always rises to the top of the pond....

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Post by iamjessebaxter » February 28th, 2020, 8:18 pm

I would like to read Pseudolus, if I may. (Sections 3, 4, 5, 6).

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Post by adrianstephens » February 29th, 2020, 1:16 am

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Post by Kitty » February 29th, 2020, 2:33 am

iamjessebaxter wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:18 pm
I would like to read Pseudolus, if I may. (Sections 3, 4, 5, 6).
Hello Jesse (I am guessing that is your name) and welcome to LibriVox and the drama forum especially. :) Always great to have new voices around. And I see you have claimed 6 different roles right away.

But first things first. The way to start is by doing a one-minute-test, to check that your technical specifications are all LV conform. You can read all about the test here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test
Then please upload and post the test in the Listeners Wanted forum: viewforum.php?f=21 and someone will check it and give you feedback or advice if needed.

As soon as the test is ok'ed, please post the results back here, and then I can assign you the sections officially. For that I would need to open a personal reader page for you, so please also tell me which reader name you want to go by. Can be the same as the forum name or your real name, or whatever.

Finally, when you're all ready to roll, here are a few special guidelines for drama recording, which differ a bit from our ordinary projects in the forum:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which here should be: "Pseudolus, the servant of Simo, read by Jesse Baxter" (or whatever you want your reader name to be)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. It may not be necessary to read the whole play for a small role, but since you are tackling the main character here, getting familiar with the plot and especially what the others are saying around you would be essential, so you can better "react" to them and act out. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role. ;)

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting :mrgreen:

4) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 2-3 seconds. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [sits down]), also leave 2 seconds of pause there, because our editor later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his master file and it's helpful if he has enough space to fiddle with

That's is mainly. For the moment, I will reserve the sections for you for one month, to give you time to sort out the test. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

Good luck with the test and I hope to hear you soon in here and elsewhere. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » February 29th, 2020, 2:34 am

adrianstephens wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 1:16 am
I volunteer for Harpax. In my youth, it was something you put down the toilet. Suits me.
:shock: :lol: the imagery this conveys to me now can never be made unthought again.

Thanks Adrian, I'll sign you up. :) Have fun practicing the name of your boss :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » February 29th, 2020, 2:40 am

Kitty wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:34 am
adrianstephens wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 1:16 am
I volunteer for Harpax. In my youth, it was something you put down the toilet. Suits me.
:shock: :lol: the imagery this conveys to me now can never be made unthought again.
I think that what you put down the toilet was Harpic not Harpax :hmm:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 29th, 2020, 3:43 am

alanmapstone wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:40 am
Kitty wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:34 am
adrianstephens wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 1:16 am
I volunteer for Harpax. In my youth, it was something you put down the toilet. Suits me.
:shock: :lol: the imagery this conveys to me now can never be made unthought again.
I think that what you put down the toilet was Harpic not Harpax :hmm:
Harpax is the Gaulish knock-off product marketed by the Vercingetorix Holding Companies. Offices in Lutetia, Roma and Londinium.


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Post by Kitty » February 29th, 2020, 3:49 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 3:43 am
Harpax is the Gaulish knock-off product marketed by the Vercingetorix Holding Companies. Offices in Lutetia, Roma and Londinium.
*groan* you read too many Asterix-comics in your youth. :lol:

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Post by adrianstephens » February 29th, 2020, 4:39 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 3:43 am
alanmapstone wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:40 am
Kitty wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 2:34 am

:shock: :lol: the imagery this conveys to me now can never be made unthought again.
I think that what you put down the toilet was Harpic not Harpax :hmm:
Harpax is the Gaulish knock-off product marketed by the Vercingetorix Holding Companies. Offices in Lutetia, Roma and Londinium.


Chris
Of course, that's just what I meant. We were too poor to afford Harpic.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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