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Improvisation for the theatre

a handbook of teaching and directing techniques

by Viola Spolin

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston, Ill .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Viola Spolin.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 395 p.
Number of Pages395
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22265363M
ISBN 100810102498

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