Play or film script


In-text citations


In the first act the tension steadily builds as the characters ...1

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and include the number of the act or scene in the note.

"I can't take it any more, I'm leaving you!"3

Full note


1. Joanna Murray-Smith, Honour (Sydney: Currency Press, 1997), act 1.


2. Gleeson, Miranda, “Daylight Shines Darkly” (film script, final draft, March 8, 2015), scene 15, accessed July 19, 2016,

Subsequent notes

3. Murray-Smith, Honour, act 1.

4. Gleeson, “Daylight,” scenes 53–55.



See notes below.

Gleeson, Miranda. “Daylight Shines Darkly.” Film script, final draft, March 8, 2015. Accessed July 19, 2016.

Murray-Smith, Joanna. Honour. Sydney: Currency Press, 1997.

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