LibriVox loves Shakespeare, but getting his plays recorded has always been a very major undertaking. We have now only four completed as collaborative works, and one recorded as a solo. A fair number more are underway, but the task of cat-herding all the parts and bits and files and readers and pronunciations is unlike any other at LibriVox.
Laurie Anne did a MARVELLOUS job project managing this from the initial idea … starting the project on 21st April … marshalling a proof-listener, Brian, to check every file as it came in … and dropping me a note “hey, wouldn’t it be fun if you edited this?” I can’t quite imagine what I was thinking when I agreed to … and I can’t admit how long this actually took to edit. Even though I only did 4 out of 5 acts in the end (Laurie Anne did the fourth, I just ran out of time and energy.) But, lordy, it sounds great as an ensemble piece! And it has 440 downloads in 2 days. And I’m completely sure Will would approve.
It’s only 2 hours, so … give it a go!