typesetting the plays
The scene text lives in a flowing box that is centered within the view.
It also contains everything that goes in the right margin (which is anchored to it by line). Indeed, everything in the right margin (the resources) will attach at some definite point; whereas everything on the left will be independent of the text itself.
@import colors @import paper // for font in .scene-heading @import scene // DUPLICATED in "the speeches" $interSpeechMargin = 1em
This is the column for the scene text. It includes all of the speeches and stage directions, which must not spill outside of the column. At the same time, it includes all of the marginal content (images, notes, etc), which must be entirely outside of the column (to the right).
.scene padding 2em $sceneTextMargin position relative // allow positioning of marginal items (on both sides) line-height 1.2 <<scene typesetting rules>>
.sd // Have to revert to this explicitly because speech text is book font font-weight 200 font-size 110% // reduces artifacting on light font max-width 25em margin-bottom $interSpeechMargin text-align center
This was to connect parts of speeches that are divided by s.d.’s. It doesn’t quite work because of s.p. indent and margin, so it’s currently excluded.
.speech > .sd:not(:last-child,:first-child) border-left .25em solid white margin-top 0 margin-bottom 0 padding-bottom 1em
s.d. at end of speech, Usually “Exit”
.speech > .sd:last-child text-align right
…but not multiple s.d.’s within a speech. Will be few if any after review.
.speech > .sd + .sd text-align center // revert to above
Opening stage directions.
.osd font-size 150%
s.d.’s directly contained by scene or speech (i.e., not inline)
> .sd .speech > .sd > .text display inline-block background #444 font-weight 200 color white border-radius 3px > a color white // beats path-based defaults font-weight normal // most editions use small caps, this looks better
See the speeches.
.sps float left font-style normal // beat "i" default, which is mainly for non-stylesheet viewing letter-spacing -.04em margin-right .5em margin-bottom .2em .sp color inherit // beat link default display inline-block // prevents massive repaints from hover background // Except that s.p.'s are not links now, so &:not([href]) cursor inherit
This is for semi-semantic markup—mostly italicization of foreign words. The schema should specify the allowed formatting.
<i>passado</i> in Rom 3.1.
<i>Mi perdonado</i> and
<i>Basta</i>, etc in Shr 1.1
Ham 2.1, Videlicet
1H4 2.4 ecce signum
This is basically a special case of block formatting.
See what the Riverside does, but there are many places where people speak other, usually shorter verse forms, such as the “tree” scene in AYL; Hamlet does this in several places, as do many others. Demarking these would make them more readable.
Of course, they need to be identified first, which is outside of this scope.
It’s a judgement call in many cases when this applies. I started adding
in comments, but I’d need some way to collect them generally (at least roughly).
Maybe detect a sequence of short lines in the same speech.
[ ]LLL 3.1
- Until the goose, a mixed speech
[ ]MND 1.2
- all prose except Bottom’s doggerl
[ ]MND 2.2
- the fairy song has more detailed arrangement in both F1 and Q1.
In other words, when you put in a spacer for a “catch,” why not use that space for the speech prefix?
This breaks down into two cases.
For single continued lines that are inline with the prefix, the width of the s.p. and the spacer are both applied, which generally defeats the purpose of the whole continuation/spacer scheme, except to the extent that most speeches have some s.p.-based offset.
Second, when the speech is long enough that it wraps to its own line (leaving the s.p. on its own line) you could in most cases move the s.p. down into that space.
In other words, let the first line of the speech indent—was the proposal, I guess?
This is an old note, and my example line no longer wraps in the latest version, unless the screen is very narrow. But I think the issue is related to the one noted in the “dialogs” section of “self documenting” (see the footnote there).
Or, https://willshake.net/plays/WT/5.1#I_thought, where it appears to mess up the preceding line as well.
An even more screwed up example: https://willshake.net/plays/Ham/2.2#Ay_so
See also the end of Tmp 5.1, lines after “chuck” are not visible.
Or, see https://willshake.net/plays/TN/1.4#Ill_do, where a line ends up in the wrong place.
This may be a very unusual case, see the length of the s.p. there (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern).