[COMPLETE] Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner-mtf

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alanmapstone
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Post by alanmapstone »

Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883), translated by John P. Jackson (d.1902)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/tristan-and-isolde-by-richard-wagner/

The Libretto of Richard Wagner's music drama Tristan and Isolde, translated into English by John P Jackson, is here presented as a spoken drama.

Tristan, a Knight in the service of King Mark of Cornwall, is sent to Ireland to fetch Mark's prospective bride, the Irish Princess Isolde. On the return voyage Tristan and Isolde realise their love for each other and arrange a secret tryst. This is exposed leading to violence, tragedy and separation but eventually uniting them in death.

(Summary by Alan Mapstone)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044040272809&view=1up&seq=3

Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.

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Magic Window:



BC Admin
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

Keywords that describe the book: Wagner, Music Drama, Celtic Legend

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NOTE ON TEXT: 2 pages in Act 3 are obscured by an advert but the pages we need are available before and after the advert (page 29 in English is before the advert and page 30 in English is after it). The Hathi page numbering is confused at this point

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:
"Character, read by your name."
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For Introduction say:
Introduction to Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain."
For each act say:
"Act # of Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain."
At the end of each act say:
"End of Act #."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename:
For individual roles: tristanandisolde_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. tristanandisolde_tristan_1.mp3)
For final files: tristanandisolde_#_wagner_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. tristanandisolde_1_wagner_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
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Alan
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Post by alanmapstone »

The translator of this work is John P. Jackson (d. 1902) who is not in the catalogue.

The text source has alternate pages in English and German, we will only be reading the English pages (and we will not be singing either) :lol:

This is my all-time favourite opera :D

I will BC, DPL and Edit

I will need the good offices of an MC :help:
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Alan
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Post by alanmapstone »

Greg and Jenn have agreed to reprise their title roles from my previous project on this subject

The role of Brangaene has been claimed by Agnes Robert

I will read the Stage Directions
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Post by GregGiordano »

May I claim the role of Tristan, the part I played in the previous version.

Thank you!

Greg
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Post by alanmapstone »

GregGiordano wrote: September 1st, 2023, 6:09 am May I claim the role of Tristan, the part I played in the previous version.
Thank you!
Greg
Thanks Greg, glad to have you reprise the role :lol:
Alan
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Post by GregGiordano »

alanmapstone wrote: September 1st, 2023, 6:10 am
GregGiordano wrote: September 1st, 2023, 6:09 am May I claim the role of Tristan, the part I played in the previous version.
Thank you!
Greg
Thanks Greg, glad to have you reprise the role :lol:
I'm glad to be back!

Thank you!
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Post by jennlea »

Hi Alan!

May I claim Isolde?
-Jenn B.
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Post by alanmapstone »

jennlea wrote: September 1st, 2023, 6:37 am Hi Alan!
May I claim Isolde?
Thanks Jenn, glad to have you in this one too :wink:
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Post by AgnesRobert »

hello, may I please be Brangaene
well I guess, I am not new anymore, but I am probably still incompetent and it is my constant goal to get better at this
so feel free to comment on anything at all that could be better in the files that I post
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Post by alanmapstone »

AgnesRobert wrote: September 1st, 2023, 11:45 am hello, may I please be Brangaene
Certainly, Welcome to the cast :wink:
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Post by Kalamareader »

Hi Alan,

I looked at the cast list and thought a "Counselor at the Cornish Court" might be interesting. He seems like a fairly important character, so I looked through the script, and it seems like he has only three lines. So I will ask your permission to cast my lot with him.

Oh, and how would you like his name pronounced in the Cast Credits?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by alanmapstone »

Kalamareader wrote: September 1st, 2023, 12:26 pm Hi Alan,
I looked at the cast list and thought a "Counselor at the Cornish Court" might be interesting. He seems like a fairly important character, so I looked through the script, and it seems like he has only three lines. So I will ask your permission to cast my lot with him.
Oh, and how would you like his name pronounced in the Cast Credits?
Hi Wayne
Thanks for claiming, I will assign the role of Melot to you. He has 2 speeches in act 2 (on pages 22&23) and 2 in act 3 (on page 32, 1 offstage). The name should be pronounced mel-ot with stress on the 1st syllable.

Warning: he is the villain of the piece :lol:
Alan
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Post by mightyfelix »

Hi Alan. This looks like a great project! I'll get you set up.
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Post by Algy Pug »

May I take the role of King Marke?

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Post by Beeswaxcandle »

The two tenor roles and the bass are claimed. Good thing I'm a bass-baritone, which is what Kurvenal is written as.
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