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A play is a work of drama, usually consisting mostly of dialogue between characters, along with stage directions, and is intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading.

We approach a written play the same way we approach other genres of ebooks. We are reformatting the written version, not creating a dramatization of the play. There are other services that do this for people with print disabilities.

For the most part, we approach plays the same way we approach other books.

Character List

Plays sometimes have Character and/or Cast List.

These should be formatted as an unordered list. This goes for any other list types within a play.

To learn more see the Unordered List Section.


In a play dialogue is often presented with the Character's name before the dialogue.

Vladimir: I want to know how to format dialogue

Estragon: It is actually easier to do that you would think!

Apply the Strong style to the Character name, and leave the dialogue in Normal style.

See Bold for more information

Stage Directions

The stage directions are normally marked as normal text.

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public/nnels/etext/plays.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/11 14:03 by rachel.osolen