Editions of dramatic texts are not only structured on the basis of
<div> for each dialogue or choral part, strophes, antistrophes, episodes, etc., but also include the specification of which text is uttered by each of the characters.
To indicate this, the
<sp> tag (spoken text) is used, with the following syntax:
<div type="lyric" xml:id="grc.pro.lyr"> <head>τὰ ἀμοιβαῖα (88-201)</head> <sp who="#grc.Serv"> <speaker>Παιδαγωγός</speaker> <p> <l n="88">ὦ κλεινὸν οἴκοις Ἀντιγόνη θάλος πατρί,</l> <l n="89">ἐπεί σε μήτηρ παρθενῶνας ἐκλιπεῖν</l> <l n="90">μεθῆκε μελάθρων ἐς διῆρες ἔσχατον</l> <l n="91">στράτευμʼ ἰδεῖν Ἀργεῖον ἱκεσίαισι σαῖς,</l> … </p> … </sp> <sp who="#grc.An"> <speaker>Ἀντιγόνη</speaker> <p> <l n="103">ὄρεγέ νυν ὄρεγε γεραιὰν νέᾳ</l> <l n="104">χεῖρʼ ἀπὸ κλιμάκων</l> <l n="105">ποδὸς ἴχνος ἐπαντέλλων.</l> </p> </sp> … </div>
The above example illustrates a dramatic passage, including a lyrical part involving two characters. Each character's speech is enclosed in an
<sp>, with its
@who attribute indicating the
@xml:id we have assigned to the character in the
<castList> (cf. Dramatis personae).
The first tag to be included in each
<speaker>, which will contain the full name of the character(s) who are speaking. The rest of the speech will be structured based on
<l>, according to the reference edition we are following.