COMPLETE: Mrs. Warren's Profession by G.B. Shaw - ek

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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » October 21st, 2010, 5:33 pm

Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/mrs-warrens-profession-by-george-bernard-shaw

Volunteers outside the USA: George Bernard Shaw died in 1950. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
The story centers on the relationship between Mrs Kitty Warren, a rich woman, described by the author as "on the whole, a genial and fairly presentable old blackguard of a woman" and her daughter, Vivie. Mrs Warren is a middle-aged woman whose Cambridge-educated daughter, Vivie, is horrified to discover the morally questionable way her mother acquired her fortune. (Summary by Wikipedia and Arielle Lipshaw)
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). 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. The target completion date for this project is 21 April 2011.
  2. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a role 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 role you’d like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1097
  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.

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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    Submit one file per act.
  7. 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 Mrs. Warren's Profession, by George Bernard Shaw. 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 [#]. At the end of the play, add End of Mrs. Warren's Profession, by George Bernard Shaw.
    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 mrswarrensprofession_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
    ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.
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Post by gloriana » October 21st, 2010, 6:21 pm

Hi Arielle -

The MW is up - and I added the Gutenberg text link - is that the one you're planning on using?

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Post by wildemoose » October 21st, 2010, 6:22 pm

Yes, thank you, I knew there was something I missed.

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Post by Availle » October 21st, 2010, 6:33 pm

Oh, I love dramas! :D

Dang it, all the good ones are taken... :(

May I narrate, please? :wink:
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Post by wildemoose » October 21st, 2010, 6:44 pm

Ava, of course! Sorry, there aren't too many ladies in this one.

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Post by reecedawg » October 21st, 2010, 6:45 pm

Could I claim the role of Frank, please?
Thanks!
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Post by aidanbrack » October 21st, 2010, 7:00 pm

I'd love the role of Praed, if it's still going. :D

Aidan

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Post by wildemoose » October 21st, 2010, 7:19 pm

Reecedawg and Aidenbrack, you're both down for your respective roles. By the way, I'm not 100% on the pronunciation of "Praed." Any suggestions?

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Post by aidanbrack » October 21st, 2010, 7:23 pm

wildemoose wrote:Reecedawg and Aidenbrack, you're both down for your respective roles. By the way, I'm not 100% on the pronunciation of "Praed." Any suggestions?
I believe it's said as Prayed (that's how I've always heard the actor Michael Praed's name spoken).

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Post by wildemoose » October 21st, 2010, 7:24 pm

Works for me! :D

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Post by Hubert63 » October 22nd, 2010, 6:17 am

I was actually looking at proposing this to a local theater group that does classic theater. It would be fun to be involved.

I would like the opportunity to do Crofts if available.

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Post by wildemoose » October 22nd, 2010, 7:10 am

Hubert, I'm putting you down for Crofts!

There's a production going on here in NYC at the moment which I'm hoping to get a chance to see--Cherry Jones is supposed to be amazing.

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Post by Hubert63 » October 22nd, 2010, 7:16 am

I think that is how the show came to my mind. I was on a theater site and saw it being advertised. I thought I would check it out and found some interesting reviews and actually saw some clips on one of the websites with some scenes.

The local theater group does "classic" theater, but was looking for doing shows that are at least 100 years old if they can. I got the chance to be in there first production "Tartuffe" where I played Tartuffe. I have been looking for other older shows. They are doing "The Importance of Being Earnest" This winter and it got me thinking again about shows they might want to do.

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Post by wildemoose » October 24th, 2010, 8:18 am

Hey, Elizabeth, I think this one can be safely moved to Dramatic Works whenever you get a chance. With only 6 roles, I'm not desperate for a DPL.

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Post by gloriana » October 24th, 2010, 12:07 pm

All righty! Moving us to Dramatic Works...

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