Critical Survey of Drama: Authors
Frank Northen Magill
Salem Press, 1986 - Drama - 2509 pages
Critical essays examine representative plays and identify themes and characteristics employed by more than 170 dramatists ranging from Aeschylus in 400 B.C. to the contemporary Austrian Peter Handke.
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