COMPLETE [PLAY] Sir Thomas More by Anthony Munday

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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » May 16th, 2013, 11:43 am

Sir Thomas More by Anthony Munday (1560 - 1633) .

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/sir-thomas-more-by-anthony-munday/
Sir Thomas More is a collaborative Elizabethan play by Anthony Munday and others depicting the life and death of Thomas More. It survives only in a single manuscript, now owned by the British Library. The manuscript is notable because three pages of it are considered to be in the hand of William Shakespeare and for the light it sheds on the collaborative nature of Elizabethan drama and the theatrical censorship of the era. The play dramatizes events in More's life, both real and legendary, in an episodic manner in 17 scenes, unified only by the rise and fall of More's fortunes. (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months 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 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.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  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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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1547
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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 Sir Thomas More , by Anthony Munday . 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 Sir Thomas More , by Anthony Munday .

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 sirthomasmore_role_#.mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
    ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.

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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
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wildemoose
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Post by wildemoose » May 30th, 2013, 1:30 pm

So as you may have noticed, this play has a lot of roles. A whole lot of roles. I debated whether to combine them but decided to let readers pick and choose, a la carte fashion. Please feel free to claim more than one, as long as they don't appear in the same act. No restrictions on gender with the exception of Sir Thomas More himself, who I would really prefer to be read by a man.

mb
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Post by mb » May 30th, 2013, 5:01 pm

If you wouldn't mind choosing something for me, I'd be happy to read it!

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Post by wildemoose » May 30th, 2013, 5:14 pm

You kind of have the pick of the litter! How about the Earl of Surrey?

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Post by mb » May 30th, 2013, 5:23 pm

Some might say I'm Early. Sure!

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Post by Dave in the Fax » May 30th, 2013, 6:58 pm

Hi, I'll do a small role in each act:

1. Francis de Barde
2. Harry
3. Erasmus
4. Inclination
5. Hangman

The More the merrier!!!!! Oh dear me, sometimes I am in awe of my own wit. :clap:

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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2013, 8:31 pm

If More is still up for grabs - well, it would be a delight!

My most fulfilling role in college was Thomas Cromwell in "A Man for All Seasons." No Cromwell, but I'd be thrilled to take on the challenge of More.

This is all the more real to me after having visited England a few months ago and visited the tower where More was thought to have been imprisoned, and the church where he, and Cromwell too, are both buried!

I'm brand new to LibriVox so this would be new to me, especially the process for recording a drama, but if you're patient with me, I believe I can deliver a credible performance. Of course if someone more qualified is in the wings, that is fine.

Let me know, or if you want to discuss it further, that is fine too.

Larry Wilson (silverquill)
~Larry


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Post by etel13 » May 31st, 2013, 1:44 am

Hello,

I'd like to read the Poor Woman Act 5.1, section 52, please.

Thank you
Etel

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Post by wildemoose » May 31st, 2013, 4:43 am

Dave - Heehee! Thanks!

Larry - That would be wonderful! I'd be happy for you to jump on board. "A Man for All Seasons" is one of my favorite plays. I did a huge project on it in grad school and now I'm mildly obsessed with it. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process of recording for a drama.

Etel - Great, thank you!

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Post by gloriana » May 31st, 2013, 5:53 am

I'm happy to help wherever you'd like to put me. I can read Lady More in 4 and 5 and then you could choose another role(s) in the other acts if you'd like. Or I could do the Earl of Shrewsbury. Whatever works best! :)

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Post by wildemoose » May 31st, 2013, 6:45 am

Just for the lolz of having you read my husband and my mother in the same play, I'm going to put you down for Williamson and Lady More. :twisted:

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Post by ElleyKat » May 31st, 2013, 8:18 am

I'd like to read section 23, Clown please. :D
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Post by wildemoose » May 31st, 2013, 8:30 am

Great! Thanks, Elley!

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Post by Hobbit » May 31st, 2013, 12:19 pm

I'll take Vanity, if I may.
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by wildemoose » May 31st, 2013, 12:22 pm

Lovely, thanks, Eden!

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