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Nine English theatres reflect a philosophy of theatre design.

Arthur C. Risser

Nine English theatres reflect a philosophy of theatre design.

by Arthur C. Risser

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Published by American Theatre Association, etc.) in (Washington, etc .
Written in English


Edition Notes

From: Educational theatre journal, vol. 19, 1967, pp. 149-165.

The Physical Object
Paginationp.p. 149-165
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19714572M

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