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Chicago Manual of Style Resources

Examples of Papers Written in Chicago

Citing Plays in the Chicago Style

How to Cite Plays in Chicago Style
In the footnotes and endnotes:

1. First name Last name, Title of Play, scene or stanza, lines.

In the bibliography:

Last name, First name. Title of Play. City: Publisher, Year.

Example of Chicago Citation for Play
In the footnotes and endnotes:

1. Lin Manuel-Miranda, Hamilton, act 2.

In the bibliography:

Manuel-Miranda, Lin. Hamilton. New York: 2015.


An Example of how to site a play in the Chicago Style, Taken from Citation Machine, (

Guidelines for Art History Papers

Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide



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Chicago Manual of Style Notes & Bibliography Resources

Need information about how to format your reference list and your in-text citations using the Chicago Manual of Style's  Notes & Bibliography format?

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