In the Shadow of a Dancer: Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance

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In the Shadow of a Dancer : Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance. / Graham, Katherine Joy.

In: Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, 11.06.2018, p. 196-209.

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Graham, KJ 2018, 'In the Shadow of a Dancer: Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance', Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 196-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2017.1412953

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Graham, K. J. (2018). In the Shadow of a Dancer: Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 28(2), 196-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2017.1412953

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Graham KJ. In the Shadow of a Dancer: Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance. Contemporary Theatre Review. 2018 Jun 11;28(2):196-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2017.1412953

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Graham, Katherine Joy. / In the Shadow of a Dancer : Light as Dramaturgy in Contemporary Performance. In: Contemporary Theatre Review. 2018 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 196-209.

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