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6 edition of American and British theatrical biography found in the catalog.

American and British theatrical biography

a directory

by J. P. Wearing

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Theater -- United States -- Biography -- Directories,
    • Theater -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Directories

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby J. P. Wearing.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2285 .W42
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 1007 p. ;
      Number of Pages1007
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4738039M
      ISBN 100810812010
      LC Control Number78031162

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