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Written in English

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ContributionsSpencer, T. J., Callan, Josephine McGarry., Waring, James D., Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950., Catholic University of America. Speech and Drama Dept., Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPN2093 .C64 1995 no. H69
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Pagination1 v. (theater program).
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Open LibraryOL23693581M
LC Control Number2009657142

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