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Postmodern/drama

reading the contemporary stage

by Stephen Watt

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama -- History and criticism.,
  • Postmodernism (Literature)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-212) and index.

    StatementStephen Watt.
    SeriesTheater--theory/text/performance
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1623 .W35 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 220 p. ;
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL349708M
    ISBN 100472108727
    LC Control Number98008970


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