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Hi, so surprisingly I can't find anything about this online. I'm using the MHRA style of referencing and am trying to cite a footnote to a play. So I am quoting the editor of the play, not the playwright.

I'm also not sure on how to reference the introduction to the play, also written by the editor. The best I can find is advice on how to cite a chapter from an edited book, but I think this advice is more for anthologies where each chapter is by a different author. Whereas in my case the main text is by one author, but there is an introductory chapter and footnotes by an editor. This advice says the citation should be (Editor's Name), (Chapter Name), in (Name of Book), (Edited By),(Publisher, Date, etc). But this excludes the name of the original playwright so idk if that's correct.

I would think this is a common thing for anyone who has studied playwrights such as Shakespeare, as most editions have lots of footnotes with interesting information, but I can't find exactly how to cite them correctly.

If anyone knows, that'd be great
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(Original post by boopityboop)
Hi, so surprisingly I can't find anything about this online. I'm using the MHRA style of referencing and am trying to cite a footnote to a play. So I am quoting the editor of the play, not the playwright.

I'm also not sure on how to reference the introduction to the play, also written by the editor. The best I can find is advice on how to cite a chapter from an edited book, but I think this advice is more for anthologies where each chapter is by a different author. Whereas in my case the main text is by one author, but there is an introductory chapter and footnotes by an editor. This advice says the citation should be (Editor's Name), (Chapter Name), in (Name of Book), (Edited By),(Publisher, Date, etc). But this excludes the name of the original playwright so idk if that's correct.

I would think this is a common thing for anyone who has studied playwrights such as Shakespeare, as most editions have lots of footnotes with interesting information, but I can't find exactly how to cite them correctly.

If anyone knows, that'd be great
Sorry i have no clue. Just wanted to share my sympathies coz referencing is so frustrating
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Sorry i have no clue. Just wanted to share my sympathies coz referencing is so frustrating
It really is lol! I like to do it in the correct way but it's not always clear what that is!
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It really is lol! I like to do it in the correct way but it's not always clear what that is!
Yeah totally haha
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