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Published by Society for Theatre Research in London .
Written in English


  • Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911 -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
  • Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911 -- Aesthetics.,
  • English drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

StatementJane W. Stedman.
ContributionsGilbert, W. S. 1836-1911.
LC ClassificationsPR4714 .S745 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3996724M
ISBN 100854300686
LC Control Number2001339045

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