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Modern Language Association (MLA): Performances

To cite a performance, begin with an underlined title of the work followed by information similar to that given for a film bibliography (e.g. author, director, conductor...). Next state the theater and the city in which it is located and then the date of the performance.

When emphasis on the contribution of a particular person in a performance is necessary, begin instead with the person's name, followed by a short description of his or her role in the performance.

Note that, unlike the first citation, the last name of the contributor is stated first.

For additional information, please see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition) and the MLA style website.