[POETRY] The Shipwreck, by William Falconer -jo

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Post by pschempf » April 9th, 2021, 6:10 pm

The Shipwreck, by William Falconer (1732 - 1769)
A semi-autobiographical poem in three cantos recounts the wreck of the merchant ship Britannia. Written by William Falconer, a seaman of some experience, who survived one shipwreck himself with only two others of the 50 man crew and eventually perished in the loss of a second ship, the frigate Aurora, 20 years later. The poem is recognized for its realistic portrayal of life aboard an 18th century sailing vessel. (Summary by Fritz)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/shipwreckapoemw00carrgoog

Target completion date: 2021-09-01

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Keywords that describe the book: sailing ships, merchant marine

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

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Shipwreck. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Shipwreck, by William Falconer. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Shipwreck, by William Falconer. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Shipwreck, by William Falconer."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: shipwreck_##_falconer_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. shipwreck_01_falconer_128kb.mp3)

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Post by pschempf » April 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm

A couple notes for the future MC/BC -

The arguments at the beginning of each canto and the footnotes will not be read.

The "Memoir of Falconer" at the beginning was written by Robert Carruthers, but only vaguely referenced on the title page. My thought is to say "Memoirs of Falconer by Robert Carruthers" at the beginning of that section to give credit where credit is due. The Memoir runs on for 30 pages so my intent at this point is to split it into 2 pieces, maybe 3 if I get worn out sooner.

Falconer splits the cantos into four or five sections. I will follow his lead and read each part as a separate section.
Fritz

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 10th, 2021, 1:05 pm

I'll MC this for you. MW will be up in a few.
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Post by pschempf » April 10th, 2021, 1:45 pm

Great! Thank you, Jo.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2021, 3:15 pm

I would enjoy DPLing if you'll have me.

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Post by pschempf » April 11th, 2021, 3:26 pm

I would love that! Thank you, Rapunzelina. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » April 16th, 2021, 1:05 pm

Section 1 ready for PL.

I was considering doing the whole memoir in one shot, but now am glad I broke it into two parts. Together they may not meet the LV time limit. This part is 30 minutes and the next is a couple of pages longer so it would be close.

Hopefully listeners will find this interesting enough to make the effort worthwhile. It includes bits of some of Falconer's other poems and provides a lot of background to his life, but may be too much for people who are just interested in the poem itself.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 18th, 2021, 1:03 pm

Section 1 is PL OK.

I personally enjoy getting a glimpse into an author's life.

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Post by pschempf » April 24th, 2021, 12:09 pm

Section 2 ready for PL.

Now we can get down to Falconer's actual writing.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 26th, 2021, 12:45 pm

Section 2 is PL OK and I am totally psyched for the poem now! This introduction (and your reading!) was very good at building anticipation!

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Post by pschempf » April 28th, 2021, 10:40 pm

Section 3 ready for PL.

Let's set sail.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 29th, 2021, 1:09 pm

Section 3 is PL OK!

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Post by pschempf » May 16th, 2021, 3:34 pm

Back from the sunny South.

Section 4 ready for PL.
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 17th, 2021, 3:37 pm

Welcome back! Section 4 is PL OK!

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Post by pschempf » May 23rd, 2021, 7:42 pm

Introducing the cast.

Section 5 ready for PL.
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