Might also be better to say long gets italics, short gets quotations, but apparently somebody wanted to make the rule a little more complicated than that!
If any of you know for sure what is expected in an MLA paper, your response is greatly appreciated. I would probably add "play" at the end, so I could jump to it using a find feature in a text editor.
Edit: The most reliable and sensible answer I found so far mentioned that back in the age of typewriters, it was underlined, but nowadays it is italicized. The safer bet would be to add the info at the end, but my preference would be to add it after the title.
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Visit Stack Exchange Writing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for the craft of professional writing, including fiction, non-fiction, technical, scholarly, and commercial writing. Sign up to join this community I have a final draft of an essay due in a few days, but I can't figure out which one I should use. I found this site: Sources.pdf, and I used that info.
Faustus is in despair when he writes, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and / there's no truth in us.
Why, then, belike we must sin, and so / consequently die” (Marlowe 1.1.29–31).So, Richard III becomes R3, and Romeo and Juliet becomes R&J, and Macbeth becomes Mac., and so forth. 3.2.21–23) for Macbeth, Act III, Scene ii, lines 21–23.There are different traditions for formatting stage directions, even in publications of the same play.I also remember finding some works-cited example pages at websites doing a keyword search for hamlet site: or something similar.I found a site that told how to cite a "live play". Faustus play, Act I, Scene i, lines 29–31, it might look like this: In the opening of the play, Dr. For instance, hypothetically, if were quoting Marlowe’s Tragical History of Dr.You also don’t need to reproduce line breaks with slashes or virgules if the passage in in prose rather than metrical verse.If you are quoting a section of dialogue between two or more characters, you should use block quotation and reproduce the materials as they appear in your books, usually with the character’s name in all capital letters and a colon at the end of that name before each character’s dialogue.This is a quote from that site: I agree with Wolfpack.For future reference, the general rule is that if the work comes in multiple parts, (chapters, acts, scenes... If it comes in only one part (short story, article, etc.) then it gets quotation marks.