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Example of Drama Encoding in TEI

Guidelines for SGML Text Mark-up at the Electronic Text Center
David Seaman, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
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The following is SGML encoding taken from passages in King Lear.

<text id="ShaLear">
<front>

<div1 type="Dramatis Personae"><head>Dramatis Personae</head>

<list>
<item>LEAR king of Britain
</item>
<item>KING OF FRANCE</item>
<item>DUKE OF BURGUNDY
</item>
<item>DUKE OF CORNWALL
</item>
<item>DUKE OF ALBANY
</item>
<item>EARL OF KENT
</item>
<item>EARL OF GLOUCESTER
</item>
<item>EDGAR son to Gloucester.
</item>
<item>EDMUND bastard son to Gloucester.
</item>
<item>CURAN a courtier.
</item>
<item>Old Man tenant to Gloucester.
</item>
<item>Doctor</item>
<item>Fool</item>
<item>OSWALD steward to Goneril.
</item>
<item>A Captain employed by Edmund. </item>
<item>Gentleman attendant on Cordelia. </item>
<item>A Herald.</item>
<item>Servants to Cornwall.</item>
<item>GONERIL, REGAN, CORDELIA } daughters to Lear.</item>
<item>Knights of Lear's train, Captains, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants</item>
</list>

<p><stage>Scene: Britain.</stage></p>

</div1>
</front>

<body>

<div1 type="act" n="1">
<head>Act 1</head>
<div2 type="scene" n="1">
<head>Scene 1</head><p><stage>King Lear's palace.</stage>

</p><p><stage>Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND</stage>

</p><sp><speaker>KENT</speaker>
<p>I thought the king had more affected the Duke of<lb />
Albany than Cornwall.<lb />

</p></sp><sp><speaker>GLOUCESTER</speaker>
<p>It did always seem so to us: but now, in the<lb />
division of the kingdom, it appears not which of<lb />
the dukes he values most; for equalities are so<lb />
weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice<lb />
of either's moiety.<lb />

</p></sp><sp><speaker>KENT</speaker>
<p>Is not this your son, my lord?<lb />

</p></sp><sp><speaker>GLOUCESTER</speaker>
<p>His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have<lb />
so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am<lb />
brazed to it.<lb />

</p></sp><sp><speaker>KENT</speaker>
<p>I cannot conceive you.<lb />

</p></sp><sp><speaker>GLOUCESTER</speaker>
<p>Sir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon<lb />
she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son<lb />
for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed.<lb />
Do you smell a fault?<lb />

</p></sp>

[ETC......]

</div2>
</div1>
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