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Imagining Radio Sound: Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall

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Imagining Radio Sound : Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall. / Laws, Catherine.

Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : A Reassessment. ed. / David Addyman; Matthew Feldman; Erik Tonning. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 103-138.

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Laws, C 2017, Imagining Radio Sound: Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall. in D Addyman, M Feldman & E Tonning (eds), Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : A Reassessment. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103-138.

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Laws, C. (2017). Imagining Radio Sound: Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall. In D. Addyman, M. Feldman, & E. Tonning (Eds.), Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : A Reassessment (pp. 103-138). Palgrave Macmillan.

Vancouver

Laws C. Imagining Radio Sound: Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall. In Addyman D, Feldman M, Tonning E, editors, Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : A Reassessment. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 103-138

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Laws, Catherine. / Imagining Radio Sound : Interference and Collaboration in the BBC Radio Production of Beckett’s All That Fall. Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio : A Reassessment. editor / David Addyman ; Matthew Feldman ; Erik Tonning. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 103-138

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