F1 Self-Evaluation Project Explanations/pages 281-290
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Metrical Drama, with a twist: most of the lines begin with a capital letter, except for the first two and "great states;", which is an overflow line that didn't fit on the paper. We can tell that it's an overflow line because it's deeply indented, which is a standard way of handling them. Rejoin it with the main line above it, as though it was normal poetry.
The first two lines both begin with lower-case letters, and both are left-justified, so they probably are prose. Normally, we would not enclose them in no-wraps, but this page uses line numbers, and to preserve them, all dialog should be in no-wraps.
Even if there were no line numbers, the Metrical portions of the dialog need to be in no-wraps, so it's only those first two lines that are a bit unusual.
The characters' names are abbreviated, so the periods go INSIDE the tags.
Leave 6 spaces before each of the line numbers to signal that they should be right-justified.
There is one in-line Stage Direction in italics; the brackets surrounding it are containers and should not be italicized.
Tag both footnotes and make sure their numbers correspond with those in the anchors in the body of the text. The footnotes are not part of the dialog and should not be in the no-wraps.
Metrical Drama: each line begins with a capital letter. Enclose all of the dialog in one pair of no-wraps.
The last two lines of the dialog are indented, so replicate the indentation using an even number of spaces.
Leave 6 spaces before the line number and the in-line Stage Direction, to signal that they should be right-justified.
Tag the footnotes and make sure their numbers correspond with those in the anchors in the body of the text. The footnotes are not part of the dialog an should not be in the no-wraps.
The attribution at the end of the second footnote is a "complete sentence" for formatting purposes, so the period goes INSIDE the italics tags.
The title at the top of the page is a Major Division, so precede it with four blank lines.
The "ACT" is equivalent to a chapter, which makes it another Major Division, so precede it with another four blank lines.
The "SCENE" is equivalent to a Section, so precede it with two blank lines.
The second Stage Direction is printed as a hanging indent, and is wrappable, so enclose it in block quotes. When tagging the the small-caps names within it, close the italics first, then re-open them afterwards. The ending period was placed outside the final italics tags based on a strict interpretation of the Guidelines (the sentence is not entirely in italics).
This is Metrical Drama, so enclose all of the dialog in no-wraps.
The characters' names are abbreviations, so the periods go INSIDE the italics tags. In the original project it was decided not to use bold-italic.
Precede the in-line Stage Directions with 6 spaces to signal right-justification.
And remember to tag the footnote and the italics within it.
"DRAMATIS PERSONÆ." is a Major Division, so precede it with four blank lines and follow it with two blank lines.
There are two lists; enclose each of them in no-wraps. "[Women.] is like a Section heading, so it's wrappable and should be preceded by two blank lines.
Tag the small-caps and italics. When a line is entirely one or the other, the period goes INSIDE the tags; when a line is mixed, as most of these are, the period goes OUTSIDE the tags.
The Copyright is a Major Division (not everyone agrees with this, but as the printer saw fit to place it on a page of its own, we should follow that lead), so precede it with four blank lines.
Leave the text left-justified and enclose it in no-wraps; there's no in-line formatting on this page.
Ignore the library stamp; it's not part of the book.
The printer's (or publisher's) logo is an illustration, and since it's the only thing on the page, precede the [Illustration] tag with a blank line. Since there's no caption, remove the colon and space generated by the button.
Similar to page 285, above. The printing dates are different information than the copyright notice, so blank line separation is appropriate. It's not an error to use one blank line rather than two.
The dedication is a Major Division for the same reasons given for page 285, above, so precede it with four blank lines. Enclose the text in no-wraps but leave it left-justified; the post-processor will handle it differently for the text version than the html version.
This page is a Major Division, so precede it with four blank lines and follow the heading with two blank lines. The text is wrappable, but the signature lines are not, and they're right-justified, so enclose them in no-wraps.
The comma and the period both go OUTSIDE the tags: the comma is a separator and the second line is not a complete sentence.
This page is a Major Division, so precede it with four blank lines and follow the heading with two blank lines.