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History Of Theater, Part 2: Citation

An online research guide for students in Maya Cantu's History Of Theater, Part 2 class.

Citation Overview

Properly crediting the creative work of others is an important aspect of belonging to the community of theatrical creators. Some examples are listed below. You can find more information in the full Citation Guide.

Cite a Play

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


Vogel, Paula. Indecent. Theatre Communications Group, 2017.

Cite an Article


Last name, first name. "Title of Article." Journal title, Volume, Number, Month, Year Published, Page(s). Permanent link [if from a database]


Thomas, Chad Allen. "On Queering Twelfth Night." Theatre Topics, vol. 20, no. 2, Sept. 2010, pp. 101-111. EBSCOhost,

Cite an Image (set, costume, photo, etc.) from a Book


Last name, first name. Title of Work. Year created. Museum/Institution, Location. Book Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). 


Höfer, Candida. Universitätsbibliothek Innsbruck. 2004. Libraries. Schirmer/Mosel, 2005. 145. 

Cite a Play in an Anthology

Last name, First name. "Title of Play." Title of Collection, edited by Editor's Name(s), Publisher, Year, Page range of entry.


López, Josefina. "Simply María or The American dream." Shattering the Myth: Plays by Hispanic Women, edited by Linda Feyder, Arte Publico Press, 1992, 96-119.

Cite a Review

Last name, First name. Title of Review [if there is one]. Review of [Performance Title], by Author/Director/Artist. Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, page.


Brantley, Ben (2009, Feb 11). War's terrors, through a brothel window. Review of Ruined by Lynn Nottage. New York Times. Retrieved from



Cite an Image (set, costume, photo, etc.) from a Database


Last name, first name. Title of work. Year created. Name of institution/private collection housing artwork. Title of database or website. URL. Date of access.


Vesnin, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich. Aricia (Aricie). Costume Design for Racine's "Phaedra" 1922. Bakhrushin Central Theatre Museum. Artstor. Accessed 9 Dec 2017.