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The dramatist package has been developed in order to simplify the typesetting of plays or dramas with special macros for characters, scenes etc.

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Dramatist package: Reduce left indent before verse / speaker's lines

I want to move the lines spoken by the characters to the left like indicated in the image. Minmal working example: \documentclass[12pt, a5paper, twoside, ngerman]{scrbook} \usepackage[autostyle=true, ...
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“Act one” and “Scene one” in dramatist instead of “Act I” and “Scene I”

With dramatist package to type theater play, how to get first act and first scene show a full-letter number ? And how to make it work only for first acts and scenes, the other acts and scene should ...
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How can I make one character's dialogue in a play appear in a different font?

I'm using the dramatist package and I would like certain characters to speak their dialogue in italics or smallcaps, to differentiate them. My current solution is to create a custom environment that ...
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How do I get consistent margins in dramatist?

The code: \documentclass[a5paper,11pt]{memoir} \usepackage{dramatist,etoolbox,enumitem} \usepackage[latin]{babel} \pagestyle{empty} \makeatletter \renewenvironment{drama} {\if@lnpa \...
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Translation commands for package dramatist to put in the marathi.ldf file

I want to use package dramatist to write a play in language Marathi. I am using package polyglossia in XeLaTeX for Marathi. The package dramatist prints some theatrical terms via some commands. E.g., ...
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Continuation messages when dialogue breaks across pages

In it possible to have continuation messages when dialogue breaks across pages? I am trying to replicate automatically the pagebreak style used by Hansard (the official record of Parliamentary ...
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Are there commands for entrances, exits, and exeunts, while employing the dramatist package?

So, I've been working with the dramatist package for typesetting a script of a play for a school project in LaTeX. Does the dramatist package include commands for the entrances, exits, and exeunts for ...
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how to lay out cast of characters using dramatist?

Is there an option for laying out the cast of characters like at the start of a script for a play using the dramatist package? If so, how does one do it? I had written the following code with mention ...
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How are Dramatists' grouped characters supposed to work?

So I'm confused about the syntax of grouped characters (described in section 2.4.1 of the 2014-12-18 version of the user's guide). The guide says the following: Inside this environment the char- ...
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What is the recommended way to have two characters speak simultaneously?

Problem I have two characters, defined like so: \Character[ALICE]{ALICE}{alice} \Character[BOB]{BOB}{bob} They speak separately for the entirety of the play when I want them to speak together. I want ...
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Paralleltext Hebrew/Latin-indent [duplicate]

I've posted this question before; but no one has reacted, so I try it once more. I'm having trouble with making a parallel version of a bilingual play. Each dramatis personae should have a own indent....
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Indent with parallel text Hebrew/Yiddish–Latin/German

I'm having trouble with making a parallel version of a bilingual play. Each dramatis personae should have a own indent. Based on the dramatis package I use: \newcommand\einzugjid{\hangindent=5mm\...
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Changing Scene to Aria

I am using the dramatist package for a libretto. I want to replace the word of the \scene command with the word Aria. So, every time I place a \scene command I would get the word Aria with a number. ...
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Remove left indentation of poemscol

I would like to remove the left indentation (red arrow below) created by poemscol. In the MWE, I have added showframe option in package geometry to make the borders appear. You can see that there is ...
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Having multiple plays with dramatist

I am trying to use package dramatist inside documentclass book. My understanding of the documentation tells me that: The \act is defined as a chapter. The \scene is defined as a section. I would ...
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\renewcommand with exact same definition results in weird error [duplicate]

I'm using the dramatist package to typeset a drama script. Characters are created using the \GCharacter-command. I want to customize that command to have it execute \NewPerson for each new Character ...
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LaTeX output custom commands used in current section

I'm using LaTeX to typeset a drama script. Each character has a self-made command \<charactername>x that takes an argument and outputs that text as speech of that character. e.g. \tomx{Hi, I'm ...
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Changing character font style in dramatist

Im using dramatist package for writhing a play but the character name font style in this package and dialogue statements font style are same. whereas i prefer the speaker name font style was bold! I ...
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How can I adjust the width of the verse textblock with the dramatist package?

I am trying to typeset a MacBeth edition for my English classes with additional commentaries. My main question is understanding how to influence the width of the verses - they are often a bit longer ...
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dramatist remove spacing between speech items

I'm typesetting a drama script using the dramatist package, which defines the drama environment, which is basically a list environment, and each speech entry is a list item. Since I need to print the ...
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enumerate in tcolorbox: weird insets

I'm typesetting text within tcolorbox-boxes, which works quite fine. For doing so, I've defined a couple of commands and just call them for each paragraph. But when I include an enumerate- or itemize-...
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dramatist can't make \act and \DramPer work

I'm new to the use of both LaTeX and dramatist, so I suppose I'm doing some very crude error here. I tried to get some example of dramatist code and copy paste, but I nevertheless have the problem. ...
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How to change the color of \StageDir in Dramatist?

I'm writing a play and I would like to give the directions different colours. However, when trying the obvious: \usepackage{xcolor} \\\ \def\stdir{\color{red} \StageDir} \\\ \begin{drama} \\\ \...
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Line Numbering with \usepackage{dramatist}?

I would like to number lines every 5 lines, save the first line in each scene. This is what I have so far: Just for clarification, I am using \usepackage[lnps]{dramatist}. My MWE: \documentclass{...
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Misplaced label mixing list environments

I am hacking the dramatist package. My aim is to get speech-prefixes to align with speeches for the verse environment, as they do for the prose environment. I've got it working except for a problem ...
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How can dramatist verse speech prefixes be put on the same line as speeches?

Using the verse environment from the dramatist package, I would like to have the speech prefixes on the same line as the speeches, as they are for the prose environment. There are a number of hooks ...
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Dramatist package putting speaker in different places when mixing prose and verse

I have document that contains both prose and verse. When using the dramatist package, the speaker is placed above verse and beside prose. I'd like them to both to the left of the text, similar to the ...
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Justification when using the dramatist package

I'm trying to typset a play using the dramatist package. I'm having difficulty figuring out how I change some settings. I want to ensure that the text that the characters say, is justified, rather ...
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