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AP English Drama Research Project: AP English Drama Research Project

Sample Notes for Drama Research Paper

Electronic Resources

EBSCOHost

Contains full text articles from a variety of databases from EBSCO Publishing, including Academic Search Elite, Biography Collection Complete, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and MasterFILEPremier. Courtesy of Ocean State Libraries.

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Reference Books

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 Drama for students :presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas-David Galens, Lynn Spampinato, editors

Call # R 809.2 DRA

A guide to understanding drama, featuring entries on separate works, each including an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, character sketches, discussion of themes and techniques, information about the historical and cultural context of the work, and a critical overview.

 

Masterplots-Drama Series-edited by Frank Magill

Call # R 809.2 MAS

 Each essay contains birth and death dates, time and place of the work's first performance and publication, the play's setting, and principal characters with brief descriptions. the overview section includes a summary of the action and plot; insights into issues in the play, a description of plot devices, staging techniques and characterization, and a perspective on the critical context.

A Treasury of the Theatre: from Henrik Ibsen to Arthur Miller by John Gassner

Call # 808.82 GAS

Includes author biographies and full-text plays.

Example Citations From Print Reference Sources

Gale for Students Collections (Short Stories for Students, Drama for
Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, etc.)


SAMPLE MLA CITATION FOR AN ESSAY REPRINTED FROM A BOOK

Warnken, L. Henry. “Iago As a Projection of Othello.” Shakespeare Encomium. Ed. Anne


   Paolucci. N.p.: City College, 1964. 1-15. Rpt. in Shakespeare for Students. Ed. Mark


   W. Scott. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1992. 442-48. Print.

SAMPLE MLA CITATION FOR A SECTION OF AN ENTRY NOT ATTRIBUTED TO A SPECIFIC AUTHOR SUCH
AS THE “INTRODUCTION,” “THEMES,” OR “HISTORICAL CONTEXT” SECTIONS.

“Wild Geese.” Poetry for Students. Ed. Anne Marie Hacht. Vol. 15. Detroit : Gale, 2002.


   206-13. Print.

SAMPLE MLA CITATION FOR A CRITICAL ESSAY WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR THE BOOK, SUCH AS THE
“CRITICISM” SECTION.

Kukathas, Uma. “Critical Essay on ‘Porphyria’s Lover.’” Poetry for Students. Ed. Anne Marie


   Hacht. Vol. 15. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 159-61. Print.

Gale Literature Resource Center Database

Online literature database access to full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

EasyBib online citation maker

Adding a header to your EasyBib works cited in Google Docs

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5. Choose Top of Page option

6. Change to Times New Roman size 12 font

7. Put your curser before your last name and hit enter once (otherwise Google Docs may print it off the page)