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Scholarly Research in Shakespeare Performance History @ Pitt

For Kathleen George's Performance History of Measure for Measure course 2234 THEA 2202

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Enter your subject search terms in the top four boxes according to how you want the terms to be combined.

Search for your terms anywhere in the full article or limit your search to terms in the title of the article.

  • anywhere in the article - will return a more complete set of articles related to your topic, but will also include more articles of less relevance because the term appears somewhere, but is not a major concept in the article
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