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‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically

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‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically. / Barnett, David Julian.

In: Contemporary Theatre Review, 24.08.2020.

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Barnett, DJ 2020, '‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically', Contemporary Theatre Review.

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Barnett, D. J. (Accepted/In press). ‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically. Contemporary Theatre Review.

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Barnett DJ. ‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically. Contemporary Theatre Review. 2020 Aug 24.

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Barnett, David Julian. / ‘Brecht in Practice’: Critical Reflections on Staging Drama Dialectically. In: Contemporary Theatre Review. 2020.

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