Archive for October, 2011

LaTeX template for play scripts

October 12th, 2011

I was recently asked by Steffan to put some playtexts into a neater format, and of course I chose LaTeX for the job. It may be that the template I came up with would be of use to others, so I’m posting it here, along with a pdf of the template output.

The template is fairly simple, depending on description lists for the most part, and I’ve commented it so that it should be fairly easy to adjust for what you need. Apologies to Sheridan for mucking about with The Rivals to give some sample text. The output is pretty similar to that of the Methuen playtexts series, so it should be acceptable in most good theatres …

The only issue I haven’t resolved yet is getting rid of the blank page at the very start of the pdf.