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Upstage, downstage a handbook for educational opera directors by Mary Elaine Wallace

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Published by National Opera Association in [S.l.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Opera -- Production and direction,
  • Music -- Instruction and study

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-155) and index.

Statementby Mary Elaine Wallace.
SeriesGoldovsky studies in opera -- v. 3
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13631386M
OCLC/WorldCa29604824

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