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Published by Hermitage House in New York .
Written in English



  • Japan


  • Theater -- Japan -- History,
  • Japanese drama -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

StatementForeword by Joshua Logan.
LC ClassificationsPN2921 .B6
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 294 p.
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6114777M
LC Control Number52012701

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