Prince Among Slaves Website Recordings

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Prince Among Slaves Website Recordings  
The actors will be reading from early 19th-century texts.

One is merely descriptive; the tone of voice would be that appropriate to reading from a diary. Another is declarative: a government official is declaring policy. The four others are exhortative: the speaker is trying to move the audience to agreement and action.

So, two actors, with different accents, the African-American actor reading two excerpts with an exhortative tone, and the New England actor reading four excerpts with all three tones.

The length of the recording is about 5 minutes altogether. The budget is $600: $120 to the actor doing the African American 19th century accent (1 minute) and $480 to the actor doing the 19th century New England accent (4 minutes).

2011-01-25 15:56:54 GMT
2011-02-03 16:39:42 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 120
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
About 2.5 pages altogether
English - USA and Canada
One is a 19th century African-American accent and the other is a 19th century New England accent
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

See below. 
For the African American accent, with an exhortative tone: "[Africans] are men, rational and immortal beings, possessed of feelings and rights and hopes and souls. Shall we remain unmoved while they are reckoned up as the beasts of the field? . . . Lover of our country! Slavery if not remedied will prove our ruin. Already a line broad and deep divides between the slave States and the Free. Animosities exist in almost every form; and widely separated as these sections of our country are in habits and interests we hope for nothing better, until a righteous Providence, for our own crime of withholding from others what he has freely bestowed on us, shall sweep this promising empire with the besom of destruction! . . . We ought to feel kindly and to act kindly towards others, to sympathise with the sufferer and to lighten if may be, his burden. There is an obligation on all persons to give suitable expression to their sympathy." -Rev. John H. Kennedy

For the 19th century New-England accent, with a declarative tone: “After full and deliberate consideration of the subject, it seems to me three principles should regulate the establishment of a system of emancipation. The first is that it should be slow in its operation, cautious and gradual so as to occasion no convulsion nor rash or sudden disturbance in the existing habits of society. Second, that, as an indispensable condition, the emancipated slaves should be removed from the State to some colony. And thirdly, that the expenses of their transportation to such colony, including an outfit for six months after their arrival, should be defrayed from a fund to be raised from the labor of each freed slave…. Nothing could be more unwise than the immediate liberation of all the slaves in the State… it would lead to the most frightful and fatal consequences…..” -Henry Clay 
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