8 edition of A short history of Western performance space found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index.
|LC Classifications||PN2570 .W56 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 316 p. :|
|Number of Pages||316|
|ISBN 10||0521813247, 0521012740|
|LC Control Number||2003043815|
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