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Reproducing "Iphigenia at Aulis". / Findlay, Alison Gail.

In: Early Theatre, Vol. 18, No. 2, 05.2015, p. 133-148.

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Findlay, AG 2015, 'Reproducing "Iphigenia at Aulis"', Early Theatre, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 133-148. https://doi.org/10.12745/et.18.2.2553

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Findlay, Alison Gail. / Reproducing "Iphigenia at Aulis". In: Early Theatre. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 133-148.

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