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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Theater -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Janelle G. Reinelt and Joseph R. Roach.
SeriesTheater--theory/text/performance
ContributionsReinelt, Janelle G., Roach, Joseph R., 1947-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2039 .C75 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 455 :
Number of Pages455
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1713980M
ISBN 100472094580, 0472064584
LC Control Number92016197

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