Playwriting a study in choices and challenges by Paul McCusker

Cover of: Playwriting | Paul McCusker

Published by Lillenas Pub. Co. in Kansas City, MO .

Written in English

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  • Playwriting.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96).

Book details

Statementby Paul McCusker.
SeriesA Lillenas drama resource how to book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1661 .M33 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. ;
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL771559M
ISBN 100834193531
LC Control Number97171168
OCLC/WorldCa34749427

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