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Citing and referencing: Live Performances

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Live Performances

A Live Performance

Format

Title of Performance, directed by First Name Last Name, performance by First Name Last Name, Date of Performance, Theatre/venue, Location.

Example

Embrace: Guilt Frame, directed by Tess de Quincy and Peter Snow, performance by Tess de Quincy and Peter Snow, 2 Dec. 2009, Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne.

Electra. By Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson, directed by Adena Jacobs, performance by Zahra Newman, Jane Griffiths, Luisa Hastings Edge, Gary Abrahams, Karen Sibbing and Josh Price, 5 Dec. 2010, The Dog Theatre, Footscray. 

Princess Dramas. By Elfriede Jelinek, translated by Gitta Honegger, directed by Andre Bastian, performance by Dion Mills, Melodie Reynolds and Andrea Swifte, 8 June 2011, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne.

Explanation

If present, provide in the reference the name of the company presenting the work where you usually write the publisher name, then the date of the performance, and the location.

For more information, see the MLA Style Centre entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A performance citing contribution of a particular individual

Format

Last Name, First Name, performer. Title of play/performance, directed by First Name Last Name, Date, Theatre/Venue, Location.

Example

Porter, Susie, performer. The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, directed by Ray Lawler, Neil Armfield, 24 Sep. 2011, Belvoir Street Theatre Company, Sydney.

Griffiths, Jane, performer. Elektra. By Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson, directed by Adena Jacobs, 5 Dec. 2010, The Dog Theatre, Footscray.

Explanation

For more information, see the MLA Style Centre entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Program

Format

Description of program at [theatre name], Location. Publisher, Year.

Example

Program for First Time in Boston. Performance by New York Philharmonic, conducted by Gustav Mahler, 26 Feb. 1910. Symphony Hall, Boston.

Explanation

Begin with a description of the program as the title and include any important identifying information in the description, such as the name of the theater where the performance took place and its location. Then provide the name of the program’s publisher and the publication date.

In the example above, the name of the conductor was included because it is significant to the discussion. If instead the author and publisher of the program are listed, include their names.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre Program

Format

Description of program at [theatre name], Location. Publisher, Year.

Example

Program for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York. Playbill, 2016.

Explanation

Begin with a description of the program as the title and include any important identifying information in the description, such as the name of the theater where the performance took place and its location. Then provide the name of the program’s publisher and the publication date.

This example is taken from the MLA Style Centre, see here.