Whakaari - Theatre


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Works Cited / Bibliography


(Mitchell 64)

Mitchell, Katie. The Director's Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre. Taylor & Francis Group, 2008. 

ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/vuw/detail.action?docID=355913

Book (two authors)

(Wilson and Schlosser 67)

Chamberlain, Franc, and Ralph Yarrow. Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre. Taylor & Francis Group, 2002.

ProQuest EBook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/vuw/detail.action?docID=1273273

Book (3 or more authors)

(James et al. 157)

James, Charles, et al. The Sociological History of People and Places. Magnolia Press, 2005.

Chapter from edited book

(Weiss 12)

Weiss, William. "The Ego and the Self in Actor Taining." Performing Consciousness, edited by Per Brask

and Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009, pp. 10-25. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/vuw/detail.action?docID=1080933

Journal article (one author)

(McAllister 107)

McAllister, Peter. "Lee Strasberg's Methods." Stanislavski Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 105-10. 

Taylor & Francis+NEJM, https://doi.org/10.1080/20567790.2018.1446410

Take note of the specific formatting requirements i.e. "double quotes", italics, and where periods and commas are used.

Look at the Purdue Online Writing Lab for even more examples. Consider using a reference management software like Zotero.

Quick tip

Quotation mark icon used for citation button in the Te Waharoa library searchTry the citation button in Te Waharoa Find your source in the library search. Select the quotation mark icon and then pick your preferred referencing style. Check the citation details are accurate, then simply copy the formatted reference.

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