Characterization in Storytelling Performance

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorlds in Words: Storytelling in Contemporary Theatre and Playwriting
EditorsMateusz Borowski, Malgorzata Sugiera
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-2109-4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jun 2010

Bibliographical note

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  • characterisation
  • storytelling
  • performance

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