Context: at the WWP we use QUOTE to encode quoted (textual) material
from outside the text, and Q to encode direct speech, whether from
inside or outside the text.
When a character in a novel reads aloud from a play, or when a play
is quoted in some other context, is the speech from the play a Q?
Consider these two examples:
Mr. Brown began to read aloud. <q><quote>It was the best of
Mr Brown began to read again. <q><quote><q>I come to bury Caesar,
not to praise him. ...</q></quote></q>
Does the second encoding seem reasonable, or does the fact that the
text Mr. Brown is quoting from is a drama in any way alter the nature
of the quoted utterance so as to make it seem less like direct
-- Julia and Syd