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Twenty modern British playwrights

a bibliography, 1956 to 1976

by Kimball King

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Published by Garland in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English drama -- 20th century -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementKimball King.
    SeriesGarland reference library of the humanities ; v. 98
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ2014.D7 K47, PR736 K47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 289 p. ;
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4567072M
    ISBN 100824098536
    LC Control Number77083353

    Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, , now covering the whole twentieth century, this was the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting to cover the most exciting and productive period in British .


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