Mid-century drama by Laurence Kitchin

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StatementLaurence Kitchin.
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Number of Pages238
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Open LibraryOL18706665M
ISBN 10057105241X

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Mid-century drama. London, Faber & Faber [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Kitchin. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages illustrations 23 cm: Reviews.

User-contributed reviews. OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations, portraits Mid-century drama book cm: Contents: The contemporary background --The autonomous actor: Individual performance in major drama --The shock of recognition: An estimate of Gielgud and Olivier --The potent intruder: American drama and its influence --Three cosmopolitans: Brecht, Beckett and Ionesco --Directors and décor.

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