COMPLETE[PLAY]Don Juan, or The Feast with the Statue by Molière - thw

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Post by ToddHW » March 28th, 2020, 12:34 pm

Don Juan, or The Feast with the Statue by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

Don Juan "contains, perhaps, more severe attacks upon hypocrisy than does even Tartuffe. It depicts the hero as a man who, rich, noble, powerful, and bold, respects neither heaven nor earth, and knows no bounds to the gratification of his desires or his passions. He has excellent manners, but abominable principles; he is a whited sepulcher, and abuses the privileges of nobility without acknowledging its obligations or its duties. Moliere sketches no longer the nobleman as ridiculous, but makes him terrible."
( The Translator)
  • This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/don-juan-or-the-feast-with-the-statue-by-moliere/

    As Don Garcia or the Jealous Prince is getting cataloged, here is another Spanish play by Moliere. This is from the same old Spanish source as Mozart's Don Giovanni.

    Gender neutral, of course. Kitty will break out her castanets and dance rings around us on stage as our ever popular DPL.

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      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: u7nTw2E9
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molière
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Juan
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 39
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1665
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy/Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: hypocrisy, talking statue

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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 Don Juan, or The Feast with the Statue, by Molière. Translated by Henri van Laun. 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
        donjuan_[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.
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        Any questions?
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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » March 28th, 2020, 12:57 pm

getting this on my DPL list and the role of Mathurine will be funny :mrgreen: looking forward to my bickering counterpart this time.

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Post by alanmapstone » March 28th, 2020, 1:13 pm

Can I read Don Carlos? Getting in early 😺

I think this play also influenced the Mozart opera as the character of Leporello is based on Sganarelle, who is Moliere's invention and a more prominent character than in the earlier sources.
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Post by WiltedScribe » March 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Want to take a backseat to this one as I have some older claims still to finish, so may I play two different supporting characters: Pierrot and Monsieur Dimanche?
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Post by Kitty » March 30th, 2020, 5:30 am

first in for once :mrgreen: well, the role was pretty short so I wanted to have it out of the way right away. Here is Mathurine, who is fighting fiercely for her dream-lover. (who doesn't really deserve it :lol: )

Loved to play the country ingenue for once. Practicing my cliché silly-blonde voice for once. (what a difference to Jocasta)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/donjuan_mathurine_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:40 min.

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Post by ToddHW » March 30th, 2020, 7:06 am

Kitty wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 5:30 am
first in for once :mrgreen: well, the role was pretty short so I wanted to have it out of the way right away. Here is Mathurine, who is fighting fiercely for her dream-lover. (who doesn't really deserve it :lol: )

Loved to play the country ingenue for once. Practicing my cliché silly-blonde voice for once. (what a difference to Jocasta)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/donjuan_mathurine_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:40 min.

Sonia
Well, I am sure that Don Juan will be back any day now to marry you. How could he resist? Just wait right over there and do some DPL'ing while he finishes with a little business uptown and I'll let you know when he returns...

PL OK, of course.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » March 30th, 2020, 7:11 am

ToddHW wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 7:06 am
Just wait right over there and do some DPL'ing while he finishes with a little business uptown and I'll let you know when he returns...
:lol: I won't hold my breath...

thank you for the quick PL feedback :)

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » March 30th, 2020, 8:56 am

Hi Todd, I'd like to claim Donna Elvira. :)
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Post by AdamBielka » March 30th, 2020, 11:04 am

Can I claim Don Alonzo?
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Post by TyraM » March 30th, 2020, 2:54 pm

I can do stage direction 19-21!

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Post by ToddHW » March 30th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Thank you, and welcome to Librivox.

I see you have submitted your one-minute test, and I will hold the stage directions (all 5 acts) for you until that gets assessed by someone whose hearing is better than mine is these days.

Here are some guidelines Sonia and I (mostly Sonia - "kitty", the DPL - Dedicated Proof Listener - on this project ) have provided in the forum for doing stage directions.

*You read the intro and outro words for each act. The words to say are in the first posting, as are the filenames to use when posting them.

*Please leave at least 4-5 seconds of silence (more is better) between each "chunk" you have to read. I will have to copy/paste each bit out of everyone's original file and paste it in the correct spot in the masterfile - and I start with your file when making the master. So it's helpful if you leave enough cutting out/cutting in space.

*You need to read carefully through the text, to find all the stage directions, so basically everything that is not being read by a character. (example: "closes door" or "laughs", "scene 3", Enters and Exits, things like that). Often they are in brackets, but maybe not always.

*If you read a character-description right at the beginning of the character's speech, you need to read the name of the character as well. While when the direction shows up in the middle of a speech, you don't have to read the name.
example: John (putting down the book): Now listen to me... (closing the door)...I need to tell you a secret.
*Here you would have to read all that is underlined. So the name in the beginning, but not repeated in the middle.

*As far as Dramatis personae go, yes, please read the entire characteristics, for example: "Satan, the great devil, read by..." -- then 5 seconds pause for editing -- "Pug, the less devil, read by ..." -- 5 seconds pause -- "Iniquity, the vice, read by ..." and so on. This is to make sure we have a complete set of voice credits, just in case one of the readers vanishes without handing in their voice credit. Also don't forget to read "Stage Directions, read by_______" We need your voice credit as well.

*If in doubt, just record it - easier for me to cut than to track you down when I discover I need something.

Any questions, just ask.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » March 31st, 2020, 10:21 am

Matea Bracic

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