Letters from an actor

by William Redfield

Publisher: Proscenium in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 243 Downloads: 483
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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Redfield, William, 1927-,
  • Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-,
  • Burton, Richard, 1925-,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- 1950-,
  • Mills, Robert P.,
  • Actors -- United States -- Correspondence.

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Redfield.
ContributionsMills, Robert P.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2287.R28 A4 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3183870M
ISBN 100879100079
LC Control Number83026627
OCLC/WorldCa10299892

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