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YuqingJune
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Post by YuqingJune » February 6th, 2021, 8:13 am

Othello, by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Othello is a tragedy about the downfall of the titular hero, Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice. His cunning ensign, Iago, plots to goad his jealousy and thus manipulate his relationship with his wife, Desdemona, a noble and virtuous Venetian beauty whom he just married. (Summary by Junrui Zheng)
Source text (please read only from this text, and not any other version on Gutenberg!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1531

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Act # of Othello. 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."] "Othello, by William Shakespeare. Section Title."
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Filename: othello_##_shakespeare_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. othello_01_shakespeare_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by YuqingJune on February 10th, 2021, 4:01 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by YuqingJune » February 6th, 2021, 8:18 am

To clarify, this is NOT intended to be a dramatic reading project. :wink:

Since there is only one existing version (and a dramatic version too), here I am hoping to help any willing volunteers to create a different one.

Thanks!
Cheers,
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 9th, 2021, 8:02 am

Hi Yuqing, I can MC. However, could you choose a gutenberg ebook as text source since it's available there?

(Also is the summary in the public domain? Maybe you could write one in your own words?)

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Post by YuqingJune » February 9th, 2021, 8:28 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 8:02 am
Hi Yuqing, I can MC. However, could you choose a gutenberg ebook as text source since it's available there?

(Also is the summary in the public domain? Maybe you could write one in your own words?)
Alright, I've changed the source link!

Also, there's no need to worry about the summary. :wink:
I asked a friend of mine to write it out just for this project, and he's given me permission to make it PD.

On a side note, wouldn't "othello_##_shakespeare_128kb.mp3" (I put something along the lines of "othello2" at first before you changed it) generate the same set of file links as those in Version 1?

Thank you!
Cheers,
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 9th, 2021, 9:37 am

YuqingJune wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 8:28 am


On a side note, wouldn't "othello_##_shakespeare_128kb.mp3" (I put something along the lines of "othello2" at first before you changed it) generate the same set of file links as those in Version 1?

Thank you!
The distinction will be made in the ID3 tags for the album (Othello Version 2), rather than in the filenames.

Cool about the summary :thumbs:

I'll post again when I create the magic window.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 9th, 2021, 9:46 am

Magic Window is in place, and you should have access :D

There are more than one Othello ebooks in Gutenberg.org, that's why I didn't link to one in particular, so you could choose the one you wanted. And I can do word perfect PLing if that's what you are after, that's why I want to make double sure the text is the one you would like for this project. :?:

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Post by YuqingJune » February 9th, 2021, 11:43 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 9:46 am
Magic Window is in place, and you should have access :D

There are more than one Othello ebooks in Gutenberg.org, that's why I didn't link to one in particular, so you could choose the one you wanted. And I can do word perfect PLing if that's what you are after, that's why I want to make double sure the text is the one you would like for this project. :?:
Thank you very much! I've entered the section titles in the MW.

I added in a section dedicated to Dramatis Personæ.
Please let me know if you find it redundant - other non-dramatic renditions of Shakespeare's works in LibriVox don't seem to have it.

Thank you for confirming with me regarding the source text as well!
I changed the Gutenberg link to one that presents the text in a more presentable and readable format.

Do you mean to be DPL for this project?
Then we might as well remove the "~" in our group name before moving to the Readers Wanted forum! :lol:
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 10th, 2021, 1:27 am

YuqingJune wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 11:43 pm
I added in a section dedicated to Dramatis Personæ.
Please let me know if you find it redundant - other non-dramatic renditions of Shakespeare's works in LibriVox don't seem to have it.
It's fine, it's your call! It can be a separate section, it can be incorporated to act 1, or it can be skipped altogether.
If you're having it as a separate section, would you like me to make that Section 0?

YuqingJune wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 11:43 pm
Do you mean to be DPL for this project?
Yes, if you'll have me :D

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Post by YuqingJune » February 10th, 2021, 3:59 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 1:27 am
It's fine, it's your call! It can be a separate section, it can be incorporated to act 1, or it can be skipped altogether.
If you're having it as a separate section, would you like me to make that Section 0?
Yes, please! Thank you for the suggestion.

And of course, I'm more than happy to have you as our DPL here!
Last edited by YuqingJune on February 12th, 2021, 1:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by cavaet » February 10th, 2021, 11:31 pm

Hi there. If you are open for readers. I'm happy to take Iago

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 11th, 2021, 5:38 am

Thank you, Yuqing.
I've made the Dramatis Personae as Section 0 and moved us to Readers Wanted.

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Post by YuqingJune » February 12th, 2021, 1:45 am

cavaet wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 11:31 pm
Hi there. If you are open for readers. I'm happy to take Iago
Hello! I'm afraid there's some misunderstanding going on here. :oops:
This isn't a dramatic reading project in fact; so what can be claimed are entire sections, not roles...

If there's any section that interests you, I'll be glad to assign!
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Post by nradduci » February 12th, 2021, 9:41 am

I would like Act 1 please!

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Post by nradduci » February 12th, 2021, 4:00 pm

Here is my recording of Act 1
- Nicholas Adduci

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/othello_01_shakespeare_128kb.mp3
(Time - 45:48)

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Post by YuqingJune » February 12th, 2021, 5:42 pm

nradduci wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Here is my recording of Act 1
- Nicholas Adduci

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/othello_01_shakespeare_128kb.mp3
(Time - 45:48)
Hey Nicholas, that was fast! I've updated the MW. Thanks for the enthusiasm.

Next time, it'll be great to make sure your BC replies to your post and confirms your "booking" before you jump on board!
This of course isn't much of a problem in a less complex project like this one, but it could complicate things for others.

Also, a gentle reminder to clear your 1-minute test - another volunteer has just given you additional feedback. :wink:
This time round your file format and volume are both alright.
Nonetheless, please amend your test file so that your future BCs won't be confused when they see you haven't passed that test and still you've recorded a lot of sections already!
Cheers,
Yuqing :D

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