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Published by University Press of New England in Hanover [N.H.] .
Written in English


  • Sex in the performing arts

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Laurence Senelick.
ContributionsSenelick, Laurence.
LC ClassificationsPN1590.S3 G46 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1710114M
ISBN 100874515459
LC Control Number92011968

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