Radical Bodies and Dangerous Ladies: Martial Arts and Women's Performance, 1900–1918

@article{Looser2010RadicalBA,
  title={Radical Bodies and Dangerous Ladies: Martial Arts and Women's Performance, 1900–1918},
  author={Diana Looser},
  journal={Theatre Research International},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={3 - 19}
}
  • D. Looser
  • Published 21 December 2010
  • History
  • Theatre Research International
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