Experiencing the ancient theatre: a perspective on interpreting the Ancient Greek and Roman theatre through reflections from the space of the performer

Yıldırım, Mehmet Salih
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Citation Formats
M. S. Yıldırım, “Experiencing the ancient theatre: a perspective on interpreting the Ancient Greek and Roman theatre through reflections from the space of the performer,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2013.