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  title={Radical Bodies and Dangerous Ladies: Martial Arts and Women's Performance, 1900–1918},
  author={Diana Looser},
  journal={Theatre Research International},
  pages={3 - 19}
  • D. Looser
  • Published 21 December 2010
  • History
  • Theatre Research International
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