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Joint Stock and the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Stephen Lowe

Joint Stock and the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

letters from a workshop.

by Stephen Lowe

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Published by Department of Theatre, Dartington College of Arts in [Totnes] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesTheatre papers, 3rd series (1979-80) -- 2
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21051724M


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