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Tragicomedy and contemporary culture

play and performance from Beckett to Shepard

by Orr, John

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beckett, Samuel, 1906- -- Dramatic works,
  • Pinter, Harold, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Shepard, Sam, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Tragicomedy -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-165) and index.

    StatementJohn Orr.
    SeriesEdinburgh studies in culture and society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1907 .O7 1991b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination170 p. ;
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1663164M
    ISBN 100333448790, 0333536975
    LC Control Number91227540

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