Answered By: Ellen Quilty
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2020     Views: 8

APA provides that classical literature should be cited as a book. If a classical work has numbered parts common across editions use these numbers instead of page numbers when referring to a specific part of the work or directly quoting from the work. For plays; act, scene and line(s) is used. 

Other important details to include are the editor and publication details.

In text

In Much Ado About Nothing, Don John said, "In the meantime / let me be that I am and seek not to alter me" (Shakespeare, 1623/1995, 1.3.36-37)

Reference list

Shakespeare, W. (1995). Much ado about nothing (B. A Mowat & P. Werstine, Eds.). Washington Square Press. (Original work published 1623)