Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2019     Views: 314

For your Works Cited page, when citing a play from a book you'll need to include both the book publication information and the play information. The examples below are for a print book. If the book is an eBook, it will also require the location of the eBook, generally the database provider and URL.  

Structure: Play author. "Play Title." Title of book, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, year of publication, page number(s).

Example: Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by G. Blakemore Evans et al., vol. 2, Houghton Mifflin, 1974, pp. 1307-42.

Here is advice from the Modern Language Association (MLA) for scripts and performances of plays, including works cited and in text citation.

You might like our MLA Style guide

Comments (1)

  1. Very helpful answer!
    by Denise on Nov 22, 2012

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