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Citing and referencing: Play / Poem

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Play / Poem

Play, print

Required Information

Authors First Name and Last Name, Title of Play, ed. by Editors First Name and Last Name (if appropriate), Edition name/number (if appropriate) (Place of Publication, Publisher, Date), Act (use roman numerals). scene (use Arabic numbers). line (use Arabic numbers).

First Footnote

 1 William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. by Cyrus Hoy, A Norton Critical Edition, 2nd edn (New York: Norton, 1992),     V. 2. 4-5.

Second and subsequent  footnotes

 2 Hamlet, V. 2. 341.
Bibliography

Shakespeare, William, Hamlet, ed. by Cyrus Hoy, A Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed. (New York: Norton, 1992).

 

Play, website

Required Information

Authors First Name and Last Name, 'Title of Play', Title of Websiteed. by Editors First Name and Last Name (if appropriate), Act (use roman numerals). scene (use Arabic numbers). line (use Arabic numbers). <URL> [Accessed date]

First Footnote

1 William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet', The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, created by Jeremy Hilton, II. 2. 3. <http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/romeo_juliet.3.2.html> [3 June, 2014]

Second and subsequent  footnotes

2 'Romeo and Juliet'II. 2. 31.
Bibliography

 Shakespeare, William,  Romeo and Juliet, created by Jeremy Hilton, II. 2.3. <http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/romeo_juliet.3.2.html> [3 June 2014]

 

Poem, in a published collection of poems

Required Information

Authors First Name and Last Name, 'Title of Poem', in Title of book/collection, ed. by Name of Editor, edition number (Place of publication: Publisher, Date), book number in roman numerals (if a multi-volume work). Starting line number (if a direct quotation) or line range if referring to a passage.

First Footnote

 1. William Yeats, 'The Song of Wandering Aengus', in W.B. Yeats the Major Works, ed. by Edward Larrissy, rev. edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). II. 17-18.

Second and subsequent  footnotes

2 Yeats, 'The Song of Wandering Aengus', II. 4. 

Bibliography

Yeats, William, 'The Song of Wandering Aengus', in W.B. Yeats the Major Works, ed. by Edward Larrissy, rev. edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

 

Poem, website

Required Information

Authors First Name and Last Name, 'Title of Poem', Title of Website, starting line number (if a direct quotation) or line range if referring to a passage.

First Footnote

Dylan Thomas, 'The Alamanac of Time', Poetry Foundation, 11 <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/87/2#!/20585874> [ 1 October 2014]

Second and subsequent  footnotes

 Thomas, 'The Alamanac of Time', 12-13.
Bibliography

 Thomas, Dylan, 'The Alamanac of Time', Poetry Foundation, 11 <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/87/2#!/20585874> [1 October 2014]