[FULL] Shall we join the ladies? by JM Barrie - vik

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[FULL] Shall we join the ladies? by JM Barrie - vik

Post by catrose » Tue 22. Jan 2013, 20:26

Shall We Join The Ladies? by J.M. Barrie (1860 – 1937)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://legamus.eu/blog/?p=690
For the past week the hospitable Sam Smith has been entertaining a country house party, and we choose to raise the curtain on them towards the end of dinner.

Legamus presents: 'Shall We Join the Ladies?' a truly unique mystery play in one act, set around a mysterious dinner party.
(Summary by Charlotte Duckett)
Text source: http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/barriejm ... -00-h.html
Colourised version by Piotrek: ODT (LibreOffice) or DOC (Word)
(please only read from these texts)

Prooflistener: Charlotte Duckett
Editor: Charlotte Duckett

Narrator: Anna Simon
Lady Jane: Carol Box
Sir Joseph: Andy Minter
Lady Wrathie: ashleighjane
Captain Jennings: Algy Pug
Miss Isit: Lucy Perry
Host: Phil Benson
Mr. Preen: Viktor
Mrs. Bland: Ruth Golding
Maid: Rapunzelina
Mr. Gourlay: Piotr Nater
Miss Vaile: Majlinger Diána
Mr. Vaile: Alan Weyman
Mrs. Castro: Charlotte Duckett
Mrs. Preen: Julia Niedermaier

Vaile is pronounced to rhyme with "jail"

How to claim a role?
Choose a role that has no reader assigned yet. Click on POSTREPLY at the bottom of this page to answer to this topic.

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No Disclaimer needed for Individual Characters
At the beginning of each file please say:
[character] read by [your name]

About recording:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Please leave a gap between lines. This makes them easier to edit!

Save files as:
128 kbps MP3
jointheladies_[charactername].mp3 (all lower-case) where (e.g. jointheladies_ladyjane.mp3)

No tags needed for individual roles!

How to upload your file:
Use http://ge.tt - you do not need to log in, anonymous mode is sufficient.
Alternatively, plese read this tutorial: http://legamus.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148
When your file is uploaded, you will get a link. Please post the link here.

And now?
Please check for new posts in this thread until your section has been prooflistened.

Happy recording :)
Last edited by catrose on Thu 13. Feb 2014, 14:41, edited 21 times in total.
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Re: [DRAMA] So we join the ladies? by JM Barrie

Post by ExEmGe » Tue 22. Jan 2013, 21:13

Thanks Catrose. I was only thinking the other day as I come towards the end of a Librivox project that it was more than time I did a Legamus recording, so I'd like a part if poss. I've only skimmed through at the moment but how about Sir Joseph? If he turns out in a bit I haven't read yet to be about 18 then of course not but otherwise but would that be OK?
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Post by catrose » Tue 22. Jan 2013, 21:14

That would be brilliant Andy! :D Thank you!

CarolB has claimed Lady Jane :D Thanks Carol :)
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Post by ashleighjane » Tue 22. Jan 2013, 23:16

This looks fun :D I've never actually contributed to a dramatic project on Librivox :oops: But I'm happy to take have a go at reading for the part of Lady Wrathie :)

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Post by catrose » Tue 22. Jan 2013, 23:33

Brilliant Ashleigh! :D If you need any help, you know where I am! :)
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Post by ashleighjane » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 15:29

Here's the file for Lady Wrathie :) http://ge.tt/8ir8oFW/v/0

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Post by CarolB » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 16:17

Oh my word, Ashleigh - that was quick!

I'd better get a move on. ;)

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Re: [DRAMA] So we join the ladies? by JM Barrie

Post by CarolB » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 17:28

Here's Lady Jane:

http://ge.tt/5rQPOGW/v/0

Just a light noise clean, but no other process used.

Cat, I wasn't sure if the 'a' in Wrathie was pronounced as in 'lady' or 'rather', so I've given you a choice!
Please let me know if you would like any/all re-recorded.

Thank you for the opportunity :)

Carol

Edited to add: I'm sure I didn't do it - a pity there were no more acts. My innocence would have been proven :(

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Post by catrose » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 19:23

Thank you both! :D Both PL OK!
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Post by catrose » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 19:26

Algy has claimed Captain Jennings! Thank you Algy! :D
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Post by catrose » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 22:21

I have decided to take Miss Isit (I just couldn't resist! :) )
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Re: [DRAMA] So we join the ladies? by JM Barrie

Post by Viktor » Wed 23. Jan 2013, 22:41

You're fast. I want to participate, too, but I first want to read the text :) I feel like in the good old days of school theatre!

In the meantime, I'm moving this to Readers Wanted.

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Post by catrose » Thu 24. Jan 2013, 00:09

Hi everyone,
I need everyone's opinions on two points. Number 1: who was the murderer? Number 2: Which of the ladies screamed (and, as I assume died) at the end? :)
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Post by catrose » Thu 24. Jan 2013, 09:36

The role of the Host has now been claimed (I'll update the MW and first post later today :) )
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Post by Viktor » Thu 24. Jan 2013, 14:18

With the pace of you all, you'll have this project done before I even finish the text. I claim Preen!

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Post by catrose » Thu 24. Jan 2013, 20:17

Thank you Viktor! :D
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Re: [DRAMA] So we join the ladies? by JM Barrie

Post by Viktor » Fri 25. Jan 2013, 00:36

Might take me some time until I get my next opportunity for recording. Meanwhile, I wonder: the editing effort with dramas is quite high. While this drama is not that long, there's constant interruption among the roles and by the narrator. Is there anything we can do to make it easier for the editor except leaving enough space for cutting?

For example, when I listen to and edit my role, I'm already logically separating the lines. Instead of just a single mp3 I could send a ZIP archive full of individual MP3 files or the Audacity project with each line in a single track (either as a "compressed copy" or as a ZIP file including all Audacity data files). Would any of this be any good? Did you experiment with such things at LV?

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Re: [DRAMA] So we join the ladies? by JM Barrie

Post by catrose » Fri 25. Jan 2013, 00:43

Hi Viktor,
The easiest thing is that the role is on one file (mp3 I use, though some LV editors prefer flac because they're uncompressed) with gaps of around 2 seconds between lines :)
Because I'm doing the narration myself, I can use that as my Master Track. I then label the roles that speak in between as I'm going along, using ctrl-b. That way, I can just copy and paste roles into roughly the correct place, then work on the silence between lines. It isn't that difficult or that time consuming once you get used to it. This will last for about half an hour, which should be no more than 3 hours of editing.

Ok, I have a question: Sound effects? LV has a ban on all sound effects. What are Legamus' rules? (If it has any?)
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Post by RuthieG » Fri 25. Jan 2013, 01:30

I would like to do Mrs. Bland, please. I'll take anything that will allow me to say "Namely, death" darkly. ;)

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Post by catrose » Fri 25. Jan 2013, 17:40

Thank you Ruth! :D
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