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Using ellipsis in shakespeare citation?

when i use ellipses, do i just cite the act and scene at the end of my sentence. For example, “… i was going there … don’t know where … didn’t like where i was going”(II.1, 1-4).

Also while quoting his lines, do i just seperate each line by a slash (is that a wrong way). If not than which way do i cite the lines?


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When I read your question I had no idea what you were talking about, was Intrigued and found this on the internet. Now, I don’t know if this is helpful (and it still sounds mighty confusing to me!) But here is the link which may lead you in the right direction.

The use of ellipses can either mislead or clarify, and the reader must rely on the good intentions of the writer who uses it. An example of this ambiguity is “She went to … school.” In this sentence, “…” might represent the word “elementary”, or the word “no.” Omission of part of a quoted sentence without indication by an ellipsis (or bracketed text) (i.e., “She went to school.” as opposed to “She went to [Broadmoor Elementary] school.”) is considered misleading. An ellipsis at the end of the sentence which ends with a period (or such a period followed by an ellipsis), appears, therefore, as four dots.