> <PROLOGUE> AND <EPILOGUE> WITHIN <BODY>?
> Can <prologue> and <epilogue> also be used within the body (<body> ...
> </body>) of the text, and not just in the front or back matter
> respectively? The description of these tags in the Guidelines seems to
> suggest that they're restricted to front/back matter.
> Of course, <div1 type="prologue"> etc is an alternative option if one
> wants to keep the prologue out of the front matter and joined with the
> rest in the <body>. But then you've got to give a name to the "middle
> part" of a drama.
> And what do you call the part of a drama between the prologue and
> the epilogue? Body as well?
We have a similar 'problem' for some 16th century Dutch plays we
want to incorporate in the Integrated Language of Dutch. The
prologue of 'Een esbattement van sMenschen Sin en
Verganckelijkcke Schoonheit' is spoken by one of the characters.
It is indicated as a prologue, but it cannot be put in the front since
at the end of his speech he starts addressing another character.
An additional problem is that we have a scanned version of a book,
in which the play was published. The book is roughly structured as
Title page of the editon, preface, editiorial comment, divided in
chapters, title page of the play, castlist and then the play (body?)
with the above mentioned prologue, followed by an appendix.
We deal with a 'double front' so to speak. I would be very interested
in possible solutions. A possibility would be to devide the front in
two main div's: editiorial matter and 'original', but we are not all that
happy with that solution.
Katrien A.C. Depuydt
Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie
(Institute for Dutch Lexicology)
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