Bruce,Bruce0McFadden wrote: ↑June 17th, 2021, 8:42 amI volunteered to read section 17 of Sam Adams. I have questions on how to read these examples. First-- "2 it was absurd to suppose ". I recognize this as a numbered footnote, but how do I voice it? My inclination is: (soto voice) "Foot note two": then immediately read the corresponding footnote also in soto voice, and then return to the body of the text in my normal speaking voice. Will that work for you?
Also, how do I voice words that show beginning letters and are followed buy a few dashes: "H——-h"? Thanks!
Two great questions. As for the footnotes, the standard for this book is to completely leave out the foot note. You don't need to make any reference to it at all. The second question, so far, is unique. It is the first time he (or the editors of his writings) have done this. I know in other readings, the author will often just use an initial and a blank if he didn't want (or so it seems) to fully identify the person. I think that in this case we will use the same policy. Just say "Lord H" or "state come MEDIATELY from the K" for example.
For future reference, you did exactly the correct thing. I you ever have any question about how to say something, or approach an unusual circumstance like this, just ask. If you happen to do any dramatic readings or plays here, the same goes for the pronunciation of names. We try to keep them consistent throughout the play.
I am looking forward to listening to your reading.