How do I cite a director’s unpublished notes about a play?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Cite unpublished director’s notes by following the MLA format template. List the director’s name in the “Author” slot and provide a description in place of a title. Provide the date the notes were written if available. In the optional-element slot at the end of the entry, indicate the format:

Carlsson, Knut. Notes on directing Taming of the Shrew. 1956. Unpublished typescript.