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  sides - Typesetting stageplays with LaTeX2e, Version 1, 5/9/2005
  Copyright (c) 2005 Wing L. Mui

    sides is a class package for typsetting stage plays in LaTeX2e.
    In theater-jargon, ``sides'' are the (imcomplete) copies of the script
    used for auditions and rehearsals.

    This class package was based on the package ``plari'' written by
    Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho in 1998.

    Simply start your document off with \documentclass[12pt]{sides}.

    Within the sides class, all text are single spaced and paragraphs
    are not indented. The document is divided into acts and scenes. They each
    have their own counters. Starting a new act starts a new page as well.
    The commands are listed below and as comments in the class code.
    ``sides-sample.tex'', included with this package, shows example usage
    of every command in sides in a real playwriting context.

      creates a new act with heading Act N, N is act number in Roman num
      creates a new act with heading actname, does not increment counter
      this is useful for interludes, prologues, etc.
      creates a new scene with heading Scene M, M is scene number
      creates a new scene with heading scname, does not increment counter
    \repl{charname} diag
      outputs a line with text diag spoken by charname
      outputs italized stage directions dir
      outputs charname in smallcaps, as in repl
      inserts an italized parenthetical remark into the text
      an alias for \paren{Pause.}
    \castpage, \castpagelatin
      inserts a cast section, which in reality is just an unnumbered scene
      \castpagelatin outputs ``dramatis personae'' instead of boring English
      outputs an entry with character charname and description desc
      inserts a section for playwright's notes, does not start a new page

    \castpage and \notes are just shorthands, one can always just use
    \newscenenamed{title} to accomplish the same thing.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
    the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
    Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

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sides – A class for typesetting stage plays

This is a class for typesetting stage plays, based on the plari class written by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho in 1998. It has been updated and several formatting changes have been made to it—most noticibly there are no longer orphans.

LicensesGNU General Public License
Copyright2005 Wing L. Mui
MaintainerWing L Mui
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