Session Start: "Make Story Beats!" Onboarding Description
Annotate a Shakespeare play, focusing on identifying and marking "story beats." These beats are significant narrative moments that are crucial for understanding plot development and character arcs.
- Upload a properly formatted .fountain .txt file of the chosen Shakespeare play.
Annotate the play by marking story beats with double square brackets ([[ ]]) to highlight key narrative elements like major plot points, character developments, tone shifts, and essential dialogues.
.fountain Formatting Example:
Title: Example Shakespeare Play Credit: Written by Author: William Shakespeare Draft date: 2023-11-16 Contact: email@example.com ### Act 1, Scene 1 INT. KING'S COURT - DAY [[The court is bustling with activity, setting the stage for the political intrigue of the kingdom.]] KING (to his courtiers) Let it be known that our rule is just and our decisions final. [[This line from the King establishes his authority and sets the tone for the court's dynamics.]] COURTIER #1 But sire, the people speak of unrest in the villages. KING Then let us address their concerns with fairness and wisdom.
Review and Download:
- After annotating each act, a download link will be provided for reviewing the annotated sections.
Continuation and Completion:
- Following the review, re-upload the file for subsequent act annotations.
- Repeat this process for each act of the play until the entire text is annotated.
The final product will be a fully annotated Shakespeare play, serving as a valuable tool for editorial adaptation, including modernizing dialogue and narrative.
This session is dedicated to creating detailed and structured story beats within a Shakespeare play, providing a comprehensive foundation for your editorial work. Please upload the file to begin.