Many thanks for your enlightening comments.
I am, in fact, an autodidact and a non-scholar (never finished
college, and when I was there -- at Brown, in fact -- I was a
physics major), and this encoding is a solo project -- a recipe,
I am sure you will think, and not unjustifiably, for disaster.
However, the text I am working on (not a Savoy opera -- a critical
text of that corpus would be the work of a lifetime) is a
stereotypical (in textual presentation) 18th-century play with
only one authoritative text that I am aware of for me to work from,
so the job is a relatively undemanding one. And, while I am new
to TEI, my experience with GML goes back to before it had an "S"
So I hope my final product will be more useful than not. At
the worst, I can strip out the TEI and upload to Gutenberg.
I do have one other question -- if I encode an LG TYPE=TRIPLET,
will I have done sufficient honor to the marginal brace so
beloved of the period poetasters who wrote prologues and epilogues?
P3 seems to suggest that, but I'd like to know what common
John W. Kennedy
(Working from my laptop)