This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style. This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style. Works Cited citation: Shakespeare, William. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. Enclose your citation in parentheses. Hamlet: So long? If using Roman numerals to make the appropriate changes. We have included examples for citing the play as both a published work in an anthology or book, and as a performance. 1307-42. American … In that case, this citation would be (II.v. Houghton Mifflin, 1974, pp.

Houghton Mifflin, 1974, pp. And while we’d hate to be immodest, we think this post is far more useful than a dagger (especially if you’re currently writing an essay about the legendary Bard of Avon). Here, we’re citing act 5, scene 2, line 236 of Othello and act 2, scene 2, line 64 of Macbeth.

Remember! ), Where and when the play was performed (if you are citing it as a performance), Any other contributors’ names (the director, actors, editors, authors, etc. The riverside Shakespeare. 1307-42. is concerned with vengeance. If you are quoting from more than one Shakespearean play, then use the title abbreviation for the in-text citation. In Evans, G. An APA example is included. 1307-42.

(Date Seen). (2017, October 1). List the abbreviation for the title of the play you are citing. We have cited ‘Shakespeare’ in the example above because he is the author.

Shakespeare, William. One thing worth noting here is that MLA recommends italicising the titles of plays even when they are part of a larger anthology. For example, we could cite both Othello and Macbeth as follows: Shakespeare’s characters often express regret immediately after a misdeed, such as when Othello describes Desdemona’s death as ‘horrible and grim’ (Othello 5.2.236) or when Macbeth admits to being ‘afraid to think’ about what he has done (Macbeth 2.2.64). Here,  we’re citing act 2, scene 1, lines 33-61 of the play Macbeth. Gertrude says, "Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, / And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark" (1.2.70-71). Read this guide about what is an annotated bibliography. Hamlet. Macbeth. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 969-994. How do I cite the epilogue of a Shakespeare play in my prose? Citing Shakespeare in MLA Referencing. Queen: Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off. There is perhaps no better-known writer in history than William Shakespeare, the English playwright whose works have been acted and reenacted perhaps millions of times throughout their storied history.

No. Edited by Keith Carabine. By William Shakespeare. Citing Shakespeare in in MLA format (in an anthology) Formula: Shakespeare, William. For example: … In this case, you would cite it similar to a chapter from an edited book. ), The new Penguin Shakespeare. Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year...". It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. SHAKESPEARE IN MLA FORMAT Habitually italicize the names of plays (or underline them -- it means the same thing). #-#. When citing Shakespeare, you will need to adapt the basic MLA citation format slightly. Is your teacher asking for annotations? Publisher city, state/country: Publisher. Romeo and Juliet. 100-01) for the acceptable abbreviation. Title. Scroll to see more writing tools. Title. Citing Shakespeare in MLA Format. If you are quoting from more than one Shakespearean play, then use the title abbreviation for the in-text citation.

Shakespeare, W. (1974). If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results. Example: Shakespeare, William. The MLA lists abbreviations for all plays; see the reference list of this article for more information. ). PROSE - you can tell because it looks more like "regular" writing (paragraph) form, and normal capitalization rules apply. Citation Machine® helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Shakespeare, W. (Writer), & Munby, J. Check MLA 8 (pp. Citation: Shakespeare, W. (1996).

So how can you create a reference to one of Shakespeare’s works in your next research paper? For those who need it, here is page on how to do in-text citations. Citing the Constitution and the … Is this a dagger I see before me? In T. J. Spencer (Ed. NOTE:  Some teachers may want you to use the Roman numerals (instead of Arabic numerals). Munby, Jonathan, director. Live performance at the American Airlines Theatre, New York, NY. When citing Shakespeare, you will need to adapt the basic MLA citation format slightly. For example: Shakespeare, William. In G. Evans (Ed. Check MLA 8 (pp. Romeo and Juliet. Play Title.

List the act, scene and lines that you are referring to. Most MLA citations of Shakespeare will use this format. Name of Play Production Company, Date of Performance, Name of Theater, Theater Location.

These should be separated by periods. Day Month of performance]. If you refer to a source that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers as 225-50. Your email address will not be published. The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by Grant Evans, vol. However, if you are referencing more than one Shakespeare play in the same essay, you will need to use the play title in citations instead. This is especially important with Shakespeare since one usually needs to distinguish the names of the main characters from the names of the plays to avoid occasional confusion: Titus Andronicus [or Titus Andronicus?] Shakespeare, W. (1974) Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth. Shakespeare Globe Trust Performers, 1 Oct. 2017, American Airlines Theatre, New York. Editor Last Name (Ed. To cite a play by Shakespeare, you’ll want to locate the following pieces of information: As an example, let’s take a look at one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, and how you would go about citing it in some of the most popular citation formats. Taken from Act 2, scene 5, lines 256 through 259 (2.5.256-59).