COMPLETE[PLAY]Alexander the Great by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 5:21 am

Alexander the Great by Jean Racine (1639 - 1699). Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933)

Racine caused furour in the French theater community with his second play, Alexander the Great, when "The sensitive poet seems to have been disgusted by the manner in which it was being acted; for, a fortnight after it had been put on the boards at the Palais Royal [by Moliere], Moliere's company learned with astonishment and indignation that it was being simultaneously performed at a rival theatre."

"The story of this drama is derived from Quintus Curtius, Plutarch, and Justin." Racine followed the rules of classical French dramatists: one main plot, action takes place in one day and at one location.
( Translator and ToddHW)
  • This project is complete. Audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/alexander-the-great-by-jean-racine/


    Special for this play: If you have an overdue claim in another of my plays (see signature line) - whether or not an extension was granted - you can not claim here until you submit your stuff and have your files PL OK, or it is after 23 April. Trying to give new folks a chance here.

    Well, Racine's Thebaid has gone quickly - just over a month and almost complete. Since you liked that, here's another. Supposedly true, which only means that Racine used classical sources that might or might not be true as the basis for the "historical action"

    Gender neutral, of course. And watch your step on this play: the ever vigilant Kitty - who first suggested that I do Racine's plays and has proven correct yet again in predicting that ye'all would like them - will be our DPL.



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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksje01boswgoog/page/n85/mode/2up
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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: KHg2GQEQ
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jean Racine) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Racine
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
      • 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/Drama

        Keywords that describe the book: India, alexander the great

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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 Alexander the Great, by Jean Racine. Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell (1864 - 1933) 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
        alexanderthegreat_[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?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 13th, 2020, 7:45 am

May I play Hephaestion?
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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 8:04 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » April 13th, 2020, 9:09 am

oh I missed the launching. Putting it on my DPL list, and preparing for the narrator job this time. I need a smaller part to relax. :mrgreen:

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » April 13th, 2020, 11:36 am

Hi Todd, may I play Axiana? :)
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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 11:52 am

Thank you.

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Post by ethanhurst » April 14th, 2020, 3:32 pm

Hello, may I play Taxiles?
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Post by LydiaCW » April 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm

May I play Cleophila?
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Post by ToddHW » April 14th, 2020, 4:57 pm

Thank you. Curious that no one wants to be Alexander....

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Post by jondalar1988 » April 14th, 2020, 4:58 pm

If no one else has claimed it, may I have a bloody go at Alexander? Looks like fun.
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Post by ToddHW » April 14th, 2020, 5:21 pm

All hail Alexander!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ethanhurst » April 14th, 2020, 7:50 pm

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Post by ToddHW » April 15th, 2020, 5:07 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » April 15th, 2020, 8:58 am

ethanhurst wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Guess ill be the guinea pig :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_taxiles_1_128kb.mp3
great job, Ethan, wow, you managed to capture the mind of this king quite well. Prudent in a way, yet dutiful and also in love. Calm, not hot-headed, this is how I pictured him too. :thumbs: thanks for tackling the role. Well done.

However, you missed a few spots:

> at about 2:27: (p. 71) missed lines: "Ah, my sister, how my heart beats an alarm, and tells me, as I look, that he is loved !"

> at 2:29: (p. 71) missed beginning of quote: "'Tis fit to hear him..."

thanks, looking forward to the next acts

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm

since the stage directions were really short this time (definitely no Pinero), here are the basics to start editing, Todd :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_narrator_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:28 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_narrator_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:53 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_narrator_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:05 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_narrator_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:46 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/alexanderthegreat_narrator_5_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:54 min.

Sonia

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