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MLA Style Guide: Plays (read in written form)

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

Plays (read in written form)

Reference: Author Last name, First name. Title. Publisher, Year of Publication. 

Example: Carr, Marina. Plays Three. Faber & Faber, 2015. 


  • (Author Last name Page no or act, scene and line no)
  • (Page no or act, scene and line no.s)


  • In this selection of the plays gender is addressed (Carr 43)….
  • Carr has portrayed (43)….

Note: In the full reference/Works Cited section, list the author's name as it appears in the work, i.e. last name and full first name or last name and initials.

Note: To cite the act, scene and line number it is done as in this example (Carr, 1.1.17).

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