The playergoers"s handbook to Restoration drama
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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English


  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Malcolm Elwin.
LC ClassificationsPR691 .E6 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p. ;
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4898849M
ISBN 10084820672X
LC Control Number76041867

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