[Next Project] The Power of Darkness by Leo Tolstoy (trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude)

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Weijia Cheng

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Jan 2, 2022, 3:36:49 PMJan 2
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I'll shake things up a bit by doing a play for my next production. This is only ~30,000 words or so but I assume that's fine since this is a play.

Alex Cabal

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Jan 3, 2022, 3:21:10 PMJan 3
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OK!
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Weijia Cheng

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The dramatis personae in this play has the names of the characters in small caps followed by the description of the characters in italics: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wau.39352061545638&view=1up&seq=18&skin=2021

Should the character names in the dramatis personae be wrapped in <b epub:type="z3998:persona">? Or should these be changed to be completely in italics?

Alex Cabal

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Weijia Cheng

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There is a full-line stage direction with a parenthesis inside on this page: "The neighbour (a woman) passes the hut ..."

This works in the original printing since it's not surrounded by parentheses there, but it looks wrong to have parentheses inside parentheses with our stage direction styling. Should the parentheses around "a woman" be changed to square brackets?

Alex Cabal

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Jan 15, 2022, 5:01:04 PMJan 15
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Interesting question. Normally you're right, nested parens become square
brackets. However we're adding parens as a matter of CSS style and not
text content. Therefore making the nested ones square brackets wouldn't
make sense from a purely textual perspective.

For now, just leave them as parens. I don't think there's a great
solution here given our stage direction styling and how it's applied.
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Weijia Cheng

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Jan 16, 2022, 1:00:27 PMJan 16
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Ok, I'll leave it as is.

For the cover I was thinking of this portrait. The dark colors work with the tragic tone of the play and I think the young woman in the portrait could represent any one of the young female characters (Anisya, Akoulina, and Marina).

Weijia Cheng

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Jan 16, 2022, 1:03:08 PMJan 16
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Anisya, in particular, is one of the main characters and is described in the dramatis personae as "fond of dress," which I think comes across in this painting.

Alex Cabal

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Jan 16, 2022, 1:07:05 PMJan 16
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OK, thanks!

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> For the cover I was thinking of this portrait
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Weijia Cheng

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Jan 16, 2022, 1:39:53 PMJan 16
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Cool, here's the crop:

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Weijia Cheng

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Jan 16, 2022, 5:30:49 PMJan 16
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Ok, I've wrapped up proofreading and this is ready for a review: https://github.com/weijia-cheng/leo-tolstoy_the-power-of-darkness_louise-maude_aylmer-maude

Emma Sweeney

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Jan 16, 2022, 5:58:00 PMJan 16
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Alex, I can review this one if you want.

Emma

Alex Cabal

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Jan 16, 2022, 8:54:43 PMJan 16
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Go ahead, thanks!

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Emma Sweeney

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Jan 17, 2022, 4:56:17 AMJan 17
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Great work! I logged some minor issues in your repository.

Emma

Weijia Cheng

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Jan 17, 2022, 12:34:39 PMJan 17
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Thanks for the very thorough review Emma! I've incorporated all of the feedback you filed.

Emma Sweeney

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Jan 17, 2022, 4:55:22 PMJan 17
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I logged a few CSS tweaks.

Emma

Weijia Cheng

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Jan 17, 2022, 6:05:17 PMJan 17
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I've updated the repo with the tweaks.

Emma Sweeney

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Jan 17, 2022, 6:44:28 PMJan 17
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I'm not seeing anymore issues. Alex, this one is ready for you.

Emma

Weijia Cheng

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Jan 20, 2022, 12:30:02 AMJan 20
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FYI Alex, I upgraded to the latest tools version and fixed the lint issues.

Alex Cabal

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