I'm looking for a typesetting to easily quote theatre dialogues. I'm not writing a play, I'm writing a paper on theatre so I need to easily quote dialogues with proper typesetting (characters' names in bold, indentation, etc.). I found packages that create a new document class but I would like to find a package that enables me to use a simple command such as \speech[stagedirection]{who}{what}. Any ideas? Or how to create a document class within \begin{quote}...\end{quote} ?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX!
    – Bobyandbob
    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:30
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    How about the dialogue package?
    – ksgj1
    Aug 12, 2017 at 10:12
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    Maybe some commands I had proposed in my answer to this question might help?
    – Bernard
    Aug 12, 2017 at 10:14
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    @ksgj1 It seems to be exactly what I was looking for, I'll try the dialogue package as soon as possible !
    – Fred
    Aug 12, 2017 at 10:51

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The "dialogue" package was exactly what I was looking for. Just make sure to call it before "polyglossia" in the preamble otherwise it will cause errors in the compilation.


Very simple to use:

\speak{who1} \direct{how} what
\speak{who2} what

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