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MLA Style: 7th edition: Media

Media

Television or Radio Program (MLA Handbook 193-194)

“Title of Episode or Segment” or Title of Program or Series. Narr. First Last name of narrator(s). 

               Writ. First Last name of writer(s). Perf. First Last name of performer(s). Cond. First Last name

               of conductor. Title of Program/Series. Network. Call letters and city of local station, Broadcast date. 

               Format.

Examples:

Bleak House.” Masterpiece Theatre. PBS. WNGH, Atlanta, 22 Apr. – 13 May, 2007. Television.

I Capuleti e I Montecchi. By Vincenzo Bellini. Perf. Andrea Rost and Vesselina Kasarova. Lyric Opera of

                Chicago. Cond. Bruno Campanella. Lyric Opera of Chicago Radio Network. WFMT, Chicago. 

                25 May 2002. Radio.

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Film or Video Recording (MLA Handbook 197-198)

Title of Film. Dir First Last Name of director. Perf. First Last Name(s) of performers. Distributor,

           year of release. Format.  

Example:

It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 

           RKO, 1946. Film.

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Sound Recording (MLA Handbook 195-196)

Last, First name of Artist. Title of the Recording. Perf. Name of Performer(s). Cond. First Last name of

                Conductor. Rec. day month year of recording. Manufacturer, Year of issue. Format.

Example:

North, Alex. Alex’s North’s 2001: the Original Motion Picture Score. Perf. National Philharmonic Orch. 

                Cond. Jerry Goldsmith. Rec. 21 Oct. 1992. Varè€se Sarabande Records, 1993. CD.

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Painting, Sculpture or Photograph (MLA Handbook 200-201) 

Last, First name of Artist. Title of the Work. Date of composition. Institution that houses the work, City where

                  the work is housed.

Example:

Monet, Claude. Japanese Bridge and the Waterlily Pool - Giverny. 1899. Philadelphia Museum of Art,

                  Philadelphia.

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Painting, Sculpture or Photograph on the Web (MLA Handbook 189-190)

Last, First name of Artist. Title of the Work. Date of composition.  Institution that houses the work, City where

                the work is housed. Title of Database. Format. Date Accessed.

Example:

Renoir, Auguste. Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. 1876. Musee d’ Orsay, Paris. Grove Art Online. Web. 

                21 Nov. 2009. 

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 Play (MLA Handbook 198-199Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook 601)

Title of Play. By First Last name of author. Dir. First Last name of director. Name of Theater, Location. Date

               of performance. Format.

Example:

Death of a Salesman. By Arthur Miller. Dir. Robert Falls. Eugene O’Neill Theater, New York. 7 May 2008.   

                 Performance.

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Interview   (MLA Handbook 201-202)

Last, First name of interviewer. “Title of Interview.” Title of Program. Call Letters, Location of Station.   

                 Date of interview. Format.

Example:

Jones, Martin. Interview with Pat Conroy. All Things Considered. Natl. Public Radio. WQMT, Dalton.  

                8 Dec. 2007. Radio.

Welty, Eudora. Interview. Atlanta Journal Constitution 25 June 1985, D12. Print.

To cite an interview you conducted, provide the name of the person interviewed, the type of interview and the date(s).

Example:

Emerson, Michael. Personal interview. 25 May 2009.