Four Plays of the Free Theater: The Fossils, by Franc̜ois de Curel; The Serenade, by Jean Jullien; Franc̜oise' Luck, by Georges de Porto-Riche; The Dupe, by Georges Ancey

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Stewart & Kidd Company, 1914 - 257 pages

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