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Citing and referencing: Book, film and theatre reviews

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Reviews

Review published in a journal or magazine

Format

 

Reviewer Last nameFirst name. Review of Title, by First name Last name. Title of Journal, volume, issue, year, page range of article. Database (if applicable), URL.

 

Example

Silverman, Gillian. Review of Sentimental Readers: The Rise, Fall, And Revival Of A Disparaged Rhetoric, by Faye Halpern.  Legacy, vol. 32, no. 1, 2015, pp. 135–137. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/legacy.32.1.0135.

 

 

Mackin, Joseph. Review of The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs. New York Journal of Books, 2 June 2011, www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/pleasures-reading-age-distraction.

 

 

Jeffers, Alison. Review of Performing Exile, Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film, by Yana Meerzon. Theatre Research International, vol. 38, no. 1, 2013,  pp. 7172.

 

Explanation

 

For reviews published on a website and not in a journal, see the second example above.

Review published in a newspaper

Format

 

 

Reviewer Last nameFirst name. Review of Title, by First name Last name. Title of Newspaper, day month year, page range of article. Database (if applicable), URL.

 

Example

Maslin, Janet. Emma in the Night, by Wendy Walker. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2017, nyti.ms/2uBhA0C.

Explanation

If reviewer is not available, omit that portion of the citation.

If page numbers are not available, omit that portion of the citation. 

Theatre review

Format

 

Reviewer Last nameFirst name. Review of Title, by First name Last name. Title of Journal, volume, issue, year, page range of article. Database, URL.

 

Example

 

Ringer, Loren. Review of Et Soudain, des Nuits D'éveil (and Suddenly, Nights of Awakening), by Ariane Mnouchkine and Hélène Cixous. Le Théâtre du Soleil, Paris. Theatre Journal, vol. 50, no. 4, 1998, pp. 529-31.

 

Explanation

 

If database and/or URL are not available, omit that portion of the citation (see example above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film review

Format

Reviewer Last nameFirst name. Review of Title of Film, directed by First name Last name. Title of Journal, volume, issue, year, page range of article. Database, URL.

 

Example

Kinder, Marsha. Review of High Heels, directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Film Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 3, 1992, pp. 39-44.

 

Miller, Henry K. Review of Jeff, Who Lives at Home, written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, Sight and Sound, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2012, pp. 69-70. ProQuest, search.proquest.com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/docview/1011381061/1AD73E064C544E58PQ/8?accountid=12528.

 

Explanation

If the review is published on a website and not in a journal, omit that portion of the citation and insert the website's URL.