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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English drama,
  • Translations into English,
  • Translations,
  • Japanese drama

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited with introd. by Earle Ernst
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL772 .T47 1960
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 200 p. :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24770872M
OCLC/WorldCa3146830

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