[COMPLETE] The Curse of Capistrano by McCulley - tg

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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » January 5th, 2017, 6:20 pm

The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley (1883 - 1958).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-curse-of-capistrano-dramatic-reading-by-johnston-mcculley/

Volunteers outside the USA: Johnston McCulley died in 1958. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
The Curse of Capistrano is the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro (the Spanish word for "fox"). The story was later republished under the name The Mark of Zorro. The outlaw Zorro is Public Enemy #1 in southern California during the period of Mexican rule. But he's not a bad guy, really - he fights for justice for the oppressed. And when he meets the lovely Lolita, daughter of Don Pedro, who is on the governor's bad side, he has even more reason to fight. But she's being wooed by the rich and influential but wimpy Don Diego... ( TriciaG)
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Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by TriciaG » January 5th, 2017, 6:24 pm

A couple notes:

I'd like the Spanish-origin words to be pronounced as correctly as possible. Caballero, Don, Doña, Fray, etc. Accent (such as rolling R's) isn't required, but please ask if you have any doubts about pronunciation!

I'd like this to be gender accurate.

ROLES:

Don Diego/Zorro: he speaks languidly and weakly when Don Diego, but has a commanding voice when Zorro. Sounds like two different men. In chapters where both characters appear, I've made Diego's lines regular and Zorro's bold.

Señorita Lolita: young, spirited, proud female lead. Doesn't like Don Diego because he's such a wimp, but loves Zorro's spirit and bravery.

Sergeant Gonzales: braggart, likes drink. Often lies to make himself look better. Friend of Don Diego, but is out to get Zorro.

Don Carlos: Lolita's father. Is in disgrace with the governor. Would like to get his status back by marrying Lolita to Don Diego.

Doña Catalina: Don Carlos' wife and Lolita's mother.

Captain Ramon: the villain of the tale. Wants Lolita for himself, and will stop at nothing to get her.

Fray Felipe: Priest that hates the injustices against the poor and against the frailes.

Landlord: Tavern keeper

Spokesman of Caballeros: Young gentleman/caballero.

Governor: Comes down from up north to calm things down in the region. Somewhat corrupt.

Magistrado: Unjust to the poor and the frailes.

Don Alejandro: Don Diego's father. Older man, but still has fighting spirit.

Dealer in Hides: Falsely accuses Fray Felipe of cheating him.

Smaller roles:
Third Caballero
Jailer
Corporal
A Man
Servant
Gentleman of Age
Dispensero (Butler)
Soldier
Assistant
Tipsy Caballero
Courier
Man
Sergeant
Guard
Native
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by silverquill » January 6th, 2017, 7:05 am

Well, as much as I'd like to think that I could play the dashing young Don Diego, I think Sergeant Gonzales would be a better fit, and a lot of fun! If accepted, I'll work to clear the decks so I can concentrate on this.

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 6th, 2017, 12:06 pm

Could I be Lollita please? :) Also, do you need help with anything?

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Post by EstherbenSimonides » January 6th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Are any of the little roles female roles?
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Post by stoogeswoman » January 6th, 2017, 1:57 pm

Wonder if you'd allow me to be the Narrator? I live in Southern California, have been to the Mission many times, and though I'm 100% Anglo, I have heard, and can pronounce, the Spanish names pretty well, I think. But if I really sound terrible, I won't be offended if you try to replace me!

Just finishing up another project but should be able to start this one next week.

Thanks! 8-)

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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2017, 2:27 pm

I'll assign the 3 roles that have been claimed. Thanks!
EstherbenSimonides wrote:Are any of the little roles female roles?
No, unfortunately not. This one is very male-heavy.

If I don't get males for some of the bit parts later on, I may open them to females. But for now I'd like to try for gender accuracy.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Esther - I was wrong. The Native doesn't have any pronouns associated with him/ her, so it could be a female. :)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by pschempf » January 6th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Tricia -

May I have Fray Felipe? I've been reading the Cadfael Chronicles lately and this character seems to be of a similar stamp.
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 6th, 2017, 7:30 pm

A nearly all-male DR? I guess you'll need all the men you can get. :lol:

Can I try my hand at playing Don Diego/Zorro? I think my voice will be fairly age-appropriate, and it'll be fun "transforming" into Zorro.
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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2017, 7:39 pm

You're both in. Thanks, Fritz & Tomas Peter!
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room


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Post by EstherbenSimonides » January 7th, 2017, 7:41 am

TriciaG wrote:Esther - I was wrong. The Native doesn't have any pronouns associated with him/ her, so it could be a female. :)
Alright, I'll do it! :)
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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2017, 8:25 am

Thanks, Adele and Esther!

Adele - I will want a PL for the final chapters. I'm wondering if it would be good to leave that open for someone who wasn't able to claim a role, to give them a bit of participation. What do you think?
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 7th, 2017, 8:41 am

Okay :) Just let me know if there's any way I can help (This book is one of my favorites!)

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