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The Great American playwrights on the screen a critical guide to film, video, and DVD by Jerry Roberts

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Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema, Sales and distribution USA, Hal Leonard Corp. in New York, Milwaukee .
Written in English


  • American drama -- Film and video adaptations,
  • Motion picture plays -- History and criticism,
  • Television plays, American -- History and criticism,
  • Film adaptations

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-573) and index.

StatementJerry Roberts.
LC ClassificationsPS338.M67 R63 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination573 p. ;
Number of Pages573
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3671365M
ISBN 101557835128
LC Control Number2003000060

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