COMPLETE: Candida by George Bernard Shaw - ek

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Post by gloriana » March 31st, 2011, 12:00 pm

Candida by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/candida-by-george-bernard-shaw/
Candida, a comedy by playwright George Bernard Shaw, was first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant. The central characters are clergyman James Morell, his wife Candida and a youthful poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who tries to win Candida's affections. The play questions Victorian notions of love and marriage, asking what a woman really desires from her husband. The cleric is a Fabian Socialist, allowing Shaw—himself a Fabian—to weave political issues, current at the time, into the story. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Post by gloriana » March 31st, 2011, 12:03 pm

I would welcome a DPL for this project, if anyone is interested. It's a funny play! :)

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Post by Katine » April 1st, 2011, 1:45 am

I'll DPL for you if you like.
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Post by gloriana » April 1st, 2011, 6:49 am

That would be lovely, Katine! Usually with dramatic works a DPL listens to the individual roles as they come in, checks for missing lines, etc, and then would listen to the finished edited project. Just wanted to confirm that you're okay with that - since it's more work than usual for a DPL. :)

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Post by Katine » April 1st, 2011, 8:33 am

That's fine no problem.
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Post by gloriana » April 1st, 2011, 10:08 am

OK, great! Thanks very much. I'll add you to the project and move us to Dramatic Works.

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Post by bish » April 2nd, 2011, 11:30 am

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. - Douglas Adams

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Post by gloriana » April 2nd, 2011, 12:29 pm

Thanks very much, Peter! :)

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Post by bish » April 2nd, 2011, 1:34 pm

... and the rest of Morell (Acts 2 & 3)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/candida_morell_2.mp3 8:22

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/candida_morell_3.mp3 9:30

This was an interesting and entertaining play... I didn't see the end coming at all!
Cheers
peter
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Post by gloriana » April 2nd, 2011, 4:18 pm

Thanks so much, Peter! :)

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Post by Katine » April 3rd, 2011, 12:40 pm

PL-notes for Morrell, Act 1:

2:05 "...to get some flannel..." mispronounciation of "get"
2:50 "...That will cure you of (your) dawdling..." The extra "your" isn't in the text
4:16 "...just as big a fool as ever..." a is read instead of as
7:03 "...that did not prevent our getting on..." us is read instead of our
16:00 "...and when she finds that you are never..." out is read instead of that

None of these are serious mistakes, and they dont particularly detract from the meaning of the text. I noticed them and now you are able to correct them if you deem it important.

Overall a great reading! :D
Anne Kathrine

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Er dog en slags alvidenhed
-Piet Hein

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Post by bish » April 3rd, 2011, 2:05 pm

Thanks for the PL. I appreciate the diligence and I have corrected the errors:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/candida_morell_1.mp3 16:44

The text errors were definitely in need of fixing.
As I was in there, I fixed the pronunciation issues as well.

They should just need spot-checking... No problem at all to fix.
Cheers
peter
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Post by Katine » April 4th, 2011, 7:47 am

PL-notes for Morell Act 2

At 00:38 "That's a question for the Church, not for the laity" the second for is missing

At 04:57 "Forgive you for what?" for is missing

You dont much like "for"'s I guess.

Again, the missing words do not disturb the meaning of the text, so take it or leave it.

Still a great reading
Anne Kathrine

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Er dog en slags alvidenhed
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Post by wildemoose » April 4th, 2011, 8:40 am

Hey, have you guys heard about this?

http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=200

Shall we go on a field trip? I live right around the corner from Lincoln Center, so you can all stay at my apartment, although it might be a little cramped. :mrgreen:

ETA: And the play itself in New Jersey! This is a very timely project.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/nyregion/03theatnj.html?ref=theater

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Post by bish » April 4th, 2011, 9:07 am

I guess for is not my for:)

Again, not a problem at all... here's the corrected version:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/candida_morell_2.mp3 8:22

Cheers
Peter
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