Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960.

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New Dramatists. Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960.

Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960.

The New Dramatists tape archives contains sound recordings of the Playwright lecture series sponsored by the New Dramatists. The collection contains recordings from 1951 through 1960.

31 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.

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