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Form and idea in modern theatre

Gassner, John

Form and idea in modern theatre

by Gassner, John

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Published by Dryden Press in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby John Gassner.
The Physical Object
Pagination300p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19766949M

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