Internet Shakespeare Editions

Hierarchies again (2)

Physical markup

[<line> ... </line>]*

Speech prefixes

<SP norm="First Lord">1. <I>Lord E.</I></SP> He can come no other way but by this hedge
* * * * * * * <SP norm="First Lord"><I>Lor. </I>E.</SP> Art not acquainted with him? knowes he not

* The line entity is problematic in Early Modern texts because of such compositorial elements as hung words, where a conceptual line is broken into two parts; a hung word can also be part of a marginal stage direction. Other kinds of marginalia also call for complicated workarounds. [Back]