The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver review

Notes

Review of the book published by LADA.

In misc. folder 7.

Artist / Author Eleanor Roberts
Reference A0838
Date 2018
Journal Contemporary Theatre Review
Journal date October 2018
Journal page 421-422
Type Article

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