(Complete) History Plays for the Grammar Grades - mb

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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 9:27 am

History Plays for the Grammar Grades by Mary Ella Lyng.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/history-plays-for-the-grammar-grades-by-mary-ella-lyng/
A book of 14 short American history plays for young children. From Christopher Columbus to George Washington to Susan B Anthony. (Summary by Maria Therese)
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1 month of placing your claim. 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 one month, 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.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the ONE month deadline.
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    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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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28415
    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_5
    JOHN SMITH AND POCOHANTUS: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_7
    SIR WALTER RALEIGH: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_8
    WILLIAM PENN: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_10
    SIR FRANCIS DRAKE: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_11
    PILGRIMS: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_13
    GEORGE WASHINGTON: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_15
    GEORGE ROGERS CLARK: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_20
    ANDREW JACKSON: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_21
    JOHN C. FREMONT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_24
    WEBSTER, CLAY AND CALHOUN: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_27
    THE STORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_33
    GRANT AND LEE: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_35
    SOME WOMEN OF HISTORY: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28415/28415-h/28415-h.htm#Page_38
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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
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  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: [Title of Play] from History Plays for the Grammar Grades , by Mary Ella Lyng . 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 [Title of Play]. At the end of the play, add End of History Plays for the Grammar Grades , by Mary Ella Lyng .

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 historyplays_[role]_[###].mp3 (all lower-case), where ### is the Section number for the character in the magic window.
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Post by CaprishaPage » August 29th, 2012, 10:22 am

May I claim Queen Isabella and Pocahontus?
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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 10:53 am

CaprishaPage wrote:May I claim Queen Isabella and Pocahontus?
All yours! Thank you!

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Post by Verity91 » August 29th, 2012, 11:24 am

Could I take Queen Elizabeth in both SIR WALTER RALEIGH and SIR FRANCIS DRAKE?
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Post by pkrantz » August 29th, 2012, 11:46 am

Hi! I would love to do:

044 - 7-George Washington . . . - Narrator
069 - 9-Andrew Jackson - One of the Girls
107 - 14-Women of History - Narrator
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Britannia » August 29th, 2012, 12:15 pm

Hi,

May I claim Mrs Washington (046) in "George Washington and Other Heroes of the Revolution" ?
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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 12:28 pm

Verity91 wrote:Could I take Queen Elizabeth in both SIR WALTER RALEIGH and SIR FRANCIS DRAKE?
Certainly ~ have fun!

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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 12:29 pm

pkrantz wrote:Hi! I would love to do:

044 - 7-George Washington . . . - Narrator
069 - 9-Andrew Jackson - One of the Girls
107 - 14-Women of History - Narrator

All yours ~ thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Britannia wrote:Hi,

May I claim Mrs Washington (046) in "George Washington and Other Heroes of the Revolution" ?
She is all yours! Have fun!

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Post by pkrantz » August 29th, 2012, 12:35 pm

m8b1 wrote:
pkrantz wrote:Hi! I would love to do:

044 - 7-George Washington . . . - Narrator
069 - 9-Andrew Jackson - One of the Girls
107 - 14-Women of History - Narrator

All yours ~ thank you!
Andrew Jackson should be "One of Girls" please! (not narrator) :wink:
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Britannia » August 29th, 2012, 12:38 pm

Thanks Maria ! :D

I have never done any dramatic reading for Librivox before, so just to make sure I understand how it all works : what I have to do is say "Mrs Washington read by Britannia" and then read my cues, leaving spaces where other people talk ?
Sarah

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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 12:39 pm

pkrantz wrote:
m8b1 wrote:
pkrantz wrote:Hi! I would love to do:

044 - 7-George Washington . . . - Narrator
069 - 9-Andrew Jackson - One of the Girls
107 - 14-Women of History - Narrator

All yours ~ thank you!
Andrew Jackson should be "One of Girls" please! (not narrator) :wink:
Sorry! Should be fixed now! (I was going by section number :-))

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Post by pkrantz » August 29th, 2012, 12:50 pm

Ohhh! You're so right! I was going by the heading numbers, not even realizing there was a number by the role - Duh! :mrgreen: And thanks so much for all!
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by m8b1 » August 29th, 2012, 1:02 pm

Britannia wrote:Thanks Maria ! :D

I have never done any dramatic reading for Librivox before, so just to make sure I understand how it all works : what I have to do is say "Mrs Washington read by Britannia" and then read my cues, leaving spaces where other people talk ?
Hi Britannia,

Yes, exactly! Just leave a few seconds between the lines for editing purposes! :-)

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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 29th, 2012, 2:57 pm

I'd like to claim Susan Anthony in "Some Women of History" please.
Thank you!
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