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TRE 3710: Play Directing

Basic MLA Citation Style


Basic Format:

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.


One author:

McEvoy, Sean. Theatrical Unrest : Nine Riots in the History of the Stage 1601-2004. Routledge, 2016.


Two authors:

 Frost, Anthony, and Ralph Yarrow. Improvisation in Drama, Theatre, and Performance. Palgrave, 2016.


Three or more authors:

Kaye, Deena, et al.Sound and Music for the Theatre. Focal P, 2016.


Book with one editor:

 Eldridge, Richard, editor. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford UP, 2009.



Silva, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. E-book, American Psychological Association, 2007.




Basic Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Shook, John. "With Liberty & Justice for All." Humanist,  Jan/Feb 2013, pp. 21-24.


Scholarly Journal

Basic Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.


Todd, Nathan R., et al. "Preliminary Validation of The Sanctification of Social Justice Scale." Psychology of  Religion and Spirituality, vol. 6, no. 3, 2014, pp. 245-256.


From an Online Database such as Academic Search Premier

Richardson, Jayson W, and Nicholas J. Sauers. "Social Justice in India: Perspectives from School Leaders in Diverse Contexts." Management in Education, vol. 28, no. 3, 2014, pp. 106-109. Academic Search Premier, doi:



Entire site

Basic Format: Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number, Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available), URL, DOI or permalink. Date of access (if applicable - if you suspect the content might change or disappear).

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008, Accessed 23 Apr. 2008.


A Page on a Website

McCarthy, Gina. "Climate Week - It's Time for Action." EPA Connect. Environmental Protection Agency, 22 Sept. 2014.


A Film from a streaming service

Metropolis. Directed by Fritz Lang, Kino Lorber, 1927. Kanopy,


A Video from YouTube

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,


“8 Hot Dog Gadgets put to the Test.” YouTube, uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, 6 June 2016,


For more examples, see the PurdueOWL MLA Formatting site