Look at the Clouds: Migration and West Sumatran ‘Popular’ Theatre

@article{Cohen2003LookAT,
  title={Look at the Clouds: Migration and West Sumatran ‘Popular’ Theatre},
  author={Matthew Isaac Cohen},
  journal={New Theatre Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={214 - 229}
}
  • M. Cohen
  • Published 2003
  • Art
  • New Theatre Quarterly
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