Title of Play. Publication Location: Publisher, Year of Publication. For example: Churchill, Caryl. Cloud 9. New York: Theater Communications Group, Six Characters in Search of an Author.
Edward Storer. Adam Frost. Mineola: Dover Publications, Plays in Anthologies Plays will often be included in a multivolume work or anthology. If you are citing a specific play that is included in an anthology, the anthology name should be included in italics after the play title.
In addition, the pages the play appears on within the anthology should be included after the year of publication.
Here's an example of an anthology citation: Aristophanes. The Frogs. Four Comedies. Dudley Fitts. Provide the author and specific page citation in the case of verse, provide line numbers in the text, and include a complete reference on the Works Cited page. Punctuation marks such as periods, commas, and semicolons should appear after the parenthetical citation. Question marks and exclamation points should appear within the quotation marks if they are a part of the quoted passage but after the parenthetical citation if they are a part of your text.
For example, when quoting short passages of prose, use the following examples: According to some, dreams express "profound aspects of personality" Foulkes , though others disagree. According to Foulkes's study, dreams may express "profound aspects of personality" Is it possible that dreams may express "profound aspects of personality" Foulkes ?
Long quotations For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. When quoting verse, maintain original line breaks.
You should maintain double-spacing throughout your essay. For example, when citing more than four lines of prose, use the following examples: Nelly Dean treats Heathcliff poorly and dehumanizes him throughout her narration: They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room, and I had no more sense, so, I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it would be gone on the morrow.
Consult the MLA Handbook to learn more. Quoting part or all of a line of a verse If it does not require special emphasis, put it in quotation marks within your text Quoting more than three lines of verse Set these lines off from your text as a block.
Indent the block half an inch from the left margin. Do not add quotation marks. Unusual Layouts: If the layout of the lines in the original text is unusual, reproduce it as accurately as you can Indent each name half an inch from the left margin and write it in all capital letters. Follow the name with a period and then start the quotation. When the dialogue shifts to another character, start a new line indented half an inch.Example of a play citation in a paper on one playwright Macbeth 1. Sometimes writers are confused with how to craft parenthetical citations for electronic sources because of the absence of page numbers, but often, these sorts of entries do not require a page number in the parenthetical citation. Russell, Tony, et al. Quoting a Play in Your Essay Whenever you quote a play in your essay, MLA style requires you to include an in-text citation showing where the quote came from. By chance, or else attracted by hearing his voice, it crept to Mr. Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark.
When you quote or reference a play in your writing, you place a reference on this page to give the information of the book or anthology in which you found the play. Professor Bearing? Sonnet
How to Cite a Direct Quotation pp. Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article. University of California Press, Citing multivolume works If you cite from different volumes of a multivolume work, always include the volume number followed by a colon. In "American Origins of the Writing-across-the-Curriculum Movement," David Russell argues, Writing has been an issue in American secondary and higher education since papers and examinations came into wide use in the s, eventually driving out formal recitation and oral examination. If a source contains no page numbers, as can be the case with electronic sources, then you cannot include a page number in the parentheses.
For a play, this will include the abbreviated title of the play, and the section of the play in which the quote is found. If you quote two characters speaking to each other this way in your paper, it is formatted as a block quote. When you directly quote the works of others in your paper, you will format quotations differently depending on their length. Miller 12 , others note that the advantages for medical research outweigh this consideration A.
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" Wordsworth Indent the block half an inch from the left margin. Short quotations To indicate short quotations four typed lines or fewer of prose or three lines of verse in your text, enclose the quotation within double quotation marks. Note that each item in the play's division is separated by periods. In-text citations: Author-page style MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation.
When you put information into your own words by summarizing or paraphrasing, you must still cite the original author or researcher as well as the page or paragraph number s p. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. Adam Frost.
For electronic and Internet sources, follow the following guidelines: Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation e. We Romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother's countenance Could not unfrown itself. In-text citations for print sources by a corporate author When a source has a corporate author, it is acceptable to use the name of the corporation followed by the page number for the in-text citation. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook 8th ed. When you quote or reference a play in your writing, you place a reference on this page to give the information of the book or anthology in which you found the play.
Examples are from the MLA Handbook, 8th ed. Name of website, last date Web page was updated. However, as the examples below will illustrate, there are situations where it makes sense to put the parenthetical elsewhere in the sentence, or even to leave information out. If readers want more information about this source, they can turn to the Works Cited page, where, under the name of Wordsworth, they would find the following information: Wordsworth, William.
Title of Play. By chance, or else attracted by hearing his voice, it crept to Mr. While many sources on the Internet should not be used for scholarly work reference the OWL's Evaluating Sources of Information resource , some Web sources are perfectly acceptable for research. Author first name, Author surname, directed by Director first name, Director surname, date of performance, Theatre, City of performance. Bronte 78 When citing long sections more than three lines of poetry, keep formatting as close to the original as possible.
Your reference will include the name of the author, the play title, the publication information, and the format in which it was found. When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice. Provide the author and specific page citation in the case of verse, provide line numbers in the text, and include a complete reference on the Works Cited page. All rights reserved. When indicating more than one line above , include the first number only once e.
The names of characters are written in full caps -- don't forget to include an in-text citation after the quote. For example: Churchill, Caryl. Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies Franck et al.
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