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Writing comedy

Ronald Wolfe

Writing comedy

a guide to scriptwriting for TV, radio, film, and stage

by Ronald Wolfe

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Published by Robert Hale in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesGuide to scriptwriting for TV, radio, film, and stage
StatementRonald Wolfe.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6149.A88 W65 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p. ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1140380M
ISBN 100709046529
LC Control Number94109490
OCLC/WorldCa27677461

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