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MLA Style Guide: Plays

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.

Plays (viewed in person)

Reference: Author Last name, First name. Title. Directed by First name Last name, Theatre Company, Day Month Year of performance, Theatre/Venue name, City.

Example: McDonagh, Rosaleen. Walls and Windows. Directed by Jason Byrne, 23 Aug. 2021, Abbey Theatre, Dublin.


  • (Author Last name)


  • The writer depicts how racism and constraints of the external world impacts this couple and their children (McDonagh)…. 

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