COMPLETE: Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill - ek

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Post by gloriana » July 30th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill (1888 - 1953) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/beyond-the-horizon-by-eugene-oneill/

Volunteers outside the USA: Eugene O'Neill died in 1953; this text may not be PD for everyone. Because O'Neill was American and published in America, the text may be read by those residents of countries that recognize the Rule of the Shorter Term. Please check your copyright laws before volunteering.
Beyond the Horizon is a 1920 play written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill. It was O'Neill's first full-length work, and the winner of the 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play focuses on the portrait of a family, and particularly two brothers Andrew and Robert. In the first act of the play, Robert is about to go off to sea with their uncle Dick, a sea captain while Andrew looks forward to marrying his sweetheart Ruth and working on the family farm as he starts a family. ( Summary by Wikipedia )
  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 2011-Dec-01 .
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    Character descriptions

    James Mayo: 65 years old, a farmer, an older version of his son Andrew.
    Kate Mayo: 55 years old, his wife, "prim-looking" former school teacher.
    Captain Dick Scott: 58 years old, "a typical old salt, loud of voice and given to gesture."
    Andrew Mayo: 27 years old, "husky, sun-bronzed, handsome in a large-featured manly fashion ... a son of the soil," not bookish like his brother Robert.
    Robert Mayo: 23 years old, with a "touch of the poet" about him; tall, slender, intellectual, dreamy.
    Ruth Atkins: 20 years old, "healthy, blonde, out-of-door girl" with a "stubborn, underlying fixity of purpose."
    Mrs. Atkins: 48 years old, partially paralyzed, with the "selfish, irritable nature of the chronic invalid."
    Mary: 2 years old, daughter to Ruth and Robert.
    Ben: a farm hand, a "hulking, awkward young fellow."
    Doctor Fawcett: "short, dark, middle-aged."

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    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per act.
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  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
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    At the beginning: Act [#] of Beyond the Horizon , by Eugene O'Neill . 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 Beyond the Horizon , by Eugene O'Neill .

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  8. AFTER recording:
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Post by mb » July 30th, 2011, 8:07 pm

May I try Robert, please?

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Post by gloriana » July 30th, 2011, 8:08 pm

mb wrote:May I try Robert, please?
Sure! :)

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Post by Algy Pug » July 31st, 2011, 3:38 am

Awl right - I would like to have a go at Captain Scott.

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Post by dii » July 31st, 2011, 3:58 am

I'd read Mary, she's whining almost all the time... suits me perfectly :mrgreen:
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Post by wildemoose » July 31st, 2011, 4:44 am

I'd like to read Mrs. Atkins and be Elizabeth's mother for once. :D

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Post by gloriana » July 31st, 2011, 5:57 am

Thanks, y'all! Algy, you're down for the "old salt."

Dii, I can confirm that 2-year-olds, although very cute, do indeed whine a lot. :)

And Arielle, I have long dreamed of the day when you would read my mother. :twisted:

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Post by dii » July 31st, 2011, 6:04 am

gloriana wrote:Dii, I can confirm that 2-year-olds, although very cute, do indeed whine a lot. :)
And I can confirm that they don't stop whining even when they are older :twisted:
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Post by gloriana » July 31st, 2011, 6:06 am

dii wrote:
gloriana wrote:Dii, I can confirm that 2-year-olds, although very cute, do indeed whine a lot. :)
And I can confirm that they don't stop whining even when they are older :twisted:
Yeah, but I hear that when they get older at least they sleep later than 6:45 AM. :shock:

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Post by dii » July 31st, 2011, 6:12 am

gloriana wrote:
dii wrote:
gloriana wrote:Dii, I can confirm that 2-year-olds, although very cute, do indeed whine a lot. :)
And I can confirm that they don't stop whining even when they are older :twisted:
Yeah, but I hear that when they get older at least they sleep later than 6:45 AM. :shock:
That I can confirm :mrgreen: [except when they have yoga class in the morning...]
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » July 31st, 2011, 11:14 pm

May I read James Mayo?

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Post by gloriana » August 1st, 2011, 5:22 am

Absolutely - thanks, Delmar!

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Post by KiltedDragon » August 1st, 2011, 6:29 am

Interesting note in the margin on page 29. :lol:

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Post by gloriana » August 1st, 2011, 7:05 am

KiltedDragon wrote:Interesting note in the margin on page 29. :lol: .
Hee. Well spotted. :)

And thanks, I've put you down for the Doctor!

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Post by KiltedDragon » August 1st, 2011, 9:49 am

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