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Playwrights on playwrighting

Playwrights on playwrighting

the meaning and making of modern drama from Ibsen to Ionescu

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Published by Hill and Wang, Methuen in New York, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Toby Cole ; introduction by John Gassner.
ContributionsCole, Toby.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18871142M
ISBN 100413514900


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