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The uses of drama a historical survey of drama and education from ancient Greece to the present day. by Philip A. Coggin

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Published by G. Braziller in New York .
Written in English


  • Drama in education,
  • Drama -- History and criticism,
  • College and school drama

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The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 327 p.
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13579518M
LC Control Number56058572

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