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ktaylor07
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The World of Fashion, by John Oxenford (1812 - 1877)
This Victorian-era dramedy was adapted by playwright/critic John Oxenford from Eugene Scribe and Ernst Legouvé’s “Les doigts de fée” (“Fairy Fingers.”) The original play was first performed by the Comédie-Française in 1861. It tells the story of an impoverished young noblewoman who scandalizes her blue-blooded kinsmen by deciding to work for a living. She assumes a false name and enters the world of high fashion, becoming one of Paris’ most sought-after couturiers. Complications of mistaken identity and romantic misunderstandings ensue. Our heroine must become reconciled with both her haughty relatives and her beloved, Adolphe, before all threads of the plot can be resolved! (Summary by Kelly Taylor)
This project is complete. Audio files may be found on our Librivox catalog page at https://librivox.org/the-world-of-fashion-by-john-oxenford/

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31175035149163&view=1up&seq=1

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  • Project Code: 9cre2t3a
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Oxenford ( John Oxenford)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 28
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy/Satire

Keywords that describe the book: romance, melodrama, victorian

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
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Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Act # of The World of Fashion, by John Oxenford. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
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"End of Act #."
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"End of The World of Fashion, by John Oxenford."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

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Post by ktaylor07 »

Looking for an MC

I will voice the Countess de Vieux Chateau
AlgyPug will voice Count de Vieux Chateau
IbeScotty will voice Adolphe
Greg Giordano will voice Monsieur de Pontcalec
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Post by EltonTheSnowman »

Hi, I’d like to claim the role of Marie :D
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EltonTheSnowman wrote: September 4th, 2023, 6:04 am Hi, I’d like to claim the role of Marie :D
Welcome to the cast! :D :D :D
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May I lend my voice for the Duke?
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silverquill wrote: September 4th, 2023, 6:18 am May I lend my voice for the Duke?
Yes, please! Welcome to the cast!
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Post by jennlea »

Hi Kelly!

May I claim Isabelle?
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jennlea wrote: September 4th, 2023, 7:32 am Hi Kelly!

May I claim Isabelle?
Yes, certainly! Welcome to the cast! :D :D
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Post by ToddHW »

I'll MC. MW up shortly.

EDIT: Ready.

Thanks, Todd
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Post by AgnesRobert »

I think we don't have the marchioness de bellerose yet, may I be her?
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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ToddHW wrote: September 4th, 2023, 3:07 pm I'll MC. MW up shortly.

EDIT: Ready.

Thanks, Todd
Thanks, Todd!
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AgnesRobert wrote: September 4th, 2023, 3:15 pm I think we don't have the marchioness de bellerose yet, may I be her?
Certainly! Welcome to the cast! :D
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Post by ktaylor07 »

ADKreader1122 will be our DPL
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Post by JHedrick »

That filled up quickly!

May I read the stage directions?
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Post by ToddHW »

Added DPL.

Moving to Dramatic Works.

Thanks, Todd
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