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Harvard Solent Referencing

General Performance

 

In-text Reference 

... (Powell 2022) 

 

Reference List Format 

PERFORMER/AUTHOR/DIRECTOR/COMPANY as appropriate, Year of Performance.  Title or brief description of performance [live performance]. Place of performance: Performance venue.  Date of performance

 

Reference List Example

POWELL, J., 2022. Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary production [live performance ]. Southampton: Mayflower Theatre. 22 February 2022

Presentations and Lectures

 

You are advised to use academic sources for your work.  However, if you do wish to reference lecture notes or presentations you could follow the example below.  

In-Text Reference 

Brown (2014) outlined how

Reference List Format

LECTURER, Year. Title of lecture or PowerPoint.  Lecture delivered to [name of course, level #], date of lecture

Reference List Example

BROWN, P., 2014.  The basics of civil engineering.  Lecture delivered to HNC Civil Engineering, Level 4, 10th October 2014

Play Performance and Streamed/Online Performance

Play Performance

In-Text Reference

Porter's (2017) depiction of librarians.....

Reference List Format

 

AUTHOR SURNAME, Initial., Year of Performance.  Title of play [live performance].  Dir. INITIAL. DIRECTOR SURNAME.  Place of performance: Performance venue.  Date of performance

*Note: Director is abbreviated to dir.

Reference List Example

PORTER, H. 2017.  Lost in the Library [live performance].  Dir. P. JONES. Southampton: Solent Theatre.  23 May 2017

 

If no author/director/company is clearly given, enter the play by title in your in text reference and remove the author and director from the full reference. 

In-Text Reference

As seen in Good times (2018), the role of the lead actor…

Reference List Example

Good times [live performance], 2018.  Southampton: Solent Hall.  5th July 2018

 

Streamed or recorded performance viewed online

In-Text Reference

This was evident in Ibsen (2012) .....

Reference List Format

AUTHOR SURNAME, Initial., Year of Performance.  Title of play [live performance].  Dir. INITIAL. DIRECTOR SURNAME.  Place of performance [if known]: Performance venue [if known].  Date of performance if known [viewed date].  Available from: Platform name or URL 

 

Reference List Example

IBSEN, H., 2012.  A doll’s house [live performance].  Dir. C. CRACKNELL.  London: Young Vic Theatre.  17 & 18 July [viewed 9 July 2018].  Available from: Digital Theatre Plus

Concerts and Live Music

In-Text Reference 

While some performers play with the acoustics of their venue (Smith, 2016), …

 

Reference List Format

ARTIST SURNAME, Initial., Year of Performance.  Title of concert [or description of performance if no title] [live performance].  Place of performance: Performance venue.  Date of performance

 

Reference List Format - Band 

BAND NAME, Year of Performance.  Title of concert [or description of performance if no title] [live performance].  Place of performance: Performance venue.  Date of performance

 

Reference List Examples

SMITH, H., 2016.  Music performed at conference gala dinner [live performance].  Southampton: Southampton Solent University.  15th October.

TAKE THAT, 2009.  The Circus Live [live performance].  London: Wembley Stadium.  3rd July.