Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 919

According to the MLA hand book, "In citing commonly studied verse plays and poems, omit page numbers altogether and cite by division (act, scene, canto, book, part) and line, with periods separating the various numbers"

However, you can't cite what does not exist. Since there is no skip act, scene, camto, book, or part you have to start with line.

So instead of for example:

(Ant. 5.1.5-12), which would be for Act 5, scene 1, lines 5-12 of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

The citation would b:

(Evr.1-12) 1-12 being whichever lines you cited. You would use Everyman on your works cited page and an abbreviation in the in text citation.

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