Topic: Mla essay format works cited page
July 16, 2019 / By Merit Question:
i don't understand how to do this because when citing a play you need to know the line numbers, but in The Glass Menagerie there are no line numbers. (this is why i'm confused. thanks
ok well thanks for the help retroray... the second link you gave help a lot!!!
Jonny | 2 days ago
Assuming that you provide a complete reference in your "Works Cited" section, MLA format distinguishes between in-text citation from prose plays (i.e., plays without line numbers) and in-text citation for verse plays (i.e., plays with line numbers).
When quoting prose plays (plays without line numbers) provide not less than the page number and the act number. Place a semicolon between the page number(s) and act number. If you are able to add a scene number, do so after the act number. Separate the act number from the scene number with a comma.
I shall not provide here the differences in MLA formatting of an in-text quotation of less than four lines or more than four lines; nor the differences in format when you use an introductory signal phrase or lead-in. Those topics and others are covered at the following sites: