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American plays and playwrights of the contemporary theatre.

Allan Lewis

American plays and playwrights of the contemporary theatre.

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
    • Theater -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 258-260.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS351 .L4 1970
      The Physical Object
      Pagination270 p.
      Number of Pages270
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5078954M
      LC Control Number74147317


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