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TOPIC: Play deconstruction into monologues, dialogues, and asides

Play deconstruction into monologues, dialogues, and asides 2 years 3 months ago #6979

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I'm doing on a project on Shakespeare's plays. I was wondering if any resource exists which takes a particularly play and classifies each line w/ whether it's part of a soliloquy/monologue, an aside, or part of a dialogue and who is privy to hear the words. Ideally I would like something like this (a sample from the Act 1, Scene 1, of Romeo & Juliet):
Source:www.shakespeare-navigators.com/romeo/T11.html......
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SpeakerLineTypeListener/Recipient
SAMPSON1 Gregory, o' my word, we'll not carry coals.;Dialogue;Gregory
GREGORY2 No, for then we should be colliers.;Dialogue;Sampson
SAMPSON3 I mean, and we be in choler, we'll draw.;Dialogue;Gregory
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Stage DirectionEnter two other servingmen: [ABRAHAM and BALTHASAR].......
SAMPSON33 My naked weapon is out. Quarrel, I will back;Dialogue;Gregory
SAMPSON34 thee.;Dialogue;Gregory
GREGORY35 How! turn thy back and run?;Dialogue;Sampson
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SAMPSON42 Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them;;Dialogue;Gregory
SAMPSON43 which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.;Dialogue;Gregory
ABRAHAM44 Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?;Dialogue;Gregory, Sampson, Balthasar
SAMPSON45 I do bite my thumb, sir.;Dialogue;Gregory, Abraham, Balthasar
ABRAHAM46 Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?;Dialogue;Gregory, Sampson, Balthasar
SAMPSON47 Is the law of our side, if I say;Aside;Gregory
SAMPSON48 ay?;Aside;Gregory
GREGORY49 No.;Aside;Sampson

I've found a number of resources which offer the entirety of the play as is, and also resources which just offer the monologues. Do you know of any resource which has classified Shakespeare's plays in the manner described?

Thanks for your time and your help.
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Play deconstruction into monologues, dialogues, and asides 2 years 3 months ago #6980

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Welcome!

I haven't seen anything like that. The closest thing I know of is the XML editions of the plays used on this site. Find them here:

github.com/severdia/PlayShakespeare.com-XML

There's actor/recipient for the stage directions, but not for dialogue (unless that's stated in a stage direction). Some of the things you are looking for may be subjective so it might not be as accurate as you'd like.
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Play deconstruction into monologues, dialogues, and asides 2 years 3 months ago #6981

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Thanks for the link. I actually saw something similar to that before, although apparently it may not have been as rigorous here:

github.com/okfn/shakespeare-material/tree/master/texts/moby

datahub.io/dataset/william-shakespeare-p...292c?inner_span=True
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Play deconstruction into monologues, dialogues, and asides 2 years 3 months ago #6982

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Yes, it appears some of the information and structure was taken from our editions. Those editions are very simple with not much info at all (and it appears there are a lot of textual errors too).
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