Alan Mapstone will be our DPL. Hooray!Ryder originally did a close to literal translation of this 4th or 5th century play by the poet Kalidasa. Quite unwieldy with 7 acts and over 40 characters. "This version of Shakuntala represents an earnest effort to adapt for modern purposes one of the world's dramatic masterpieces. Since Shakuntala is a true masterpiece, its spirit is thoroughly modern, in spite of the fifteen centuries that have passed since its first presentation in India. [Except for some minor changes described herein,] the matter of the play is that of Kalidasa's Shakuntala with a minimum of verbal alteration."
(Summary by ToddHW and Translator)
Gender neutral casting.
Be glad I found this "Acting Version" instead of attempting to run Ryder's original 7 act/40+ character version!
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/shakuntala00holm/page/n1/mode/2up
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- Project Code: BLGJv4Kj
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_W._Ryder ( Arthur William Ryder)
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/13030/kt6870367h/ (Garnet Holme)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 39
- Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
- Original publication date (if known): 1912
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama
Keywords that describe the book: Epic, coming of age
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the end of each file say:"Act # of Shakuntala, by Kalidasa, translated and adapted by Arthur William Ryder and Garnet Holme. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Act #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Shakuntala, by Kalidasa, translated and adapted by Arthur William Ryder and Garnet Holme."
For individual roles: shakuntala_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. shakuntala_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: shakuntala_#_kalidasa_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. shakuntala_1_kalidasa_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: toddhw
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