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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Play (recent edition)

Format of the reference

If it is a more recent edition of a play (as most Shakespeare plays are, for example), you need to include the bibliographical details for that edition.


You will need:

  • Name of the author(s)
  • Year of edition
  • Title of the book
  • Name of the editor/s
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher



Author’s Surname, Initials. (Year of edition) Title of the play. Edited by Editor’s Surname, Initials. Place of publication: Publisher.


Shakespeare, W. (1984) Othello. Edited by Sanders, N. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

In-text citation: (Shakespeare, 1984)

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