Shakespeare in The Wilds : Experimenting with The Tempest

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WALD, Christina, 2022. Shakespeare in The Wilds : Experimenting with The Tempest. In: Adaptation. Oxford University Press (OUP). 15(2), pp. 264-284. ISSN 1755-0637. eISSN 1755-0645. Available under: doi: 10.1093/adaptation/apab019

@article{Wald2022Shake-56338, title={Shakespeare in The Wilds : Experimenting with The Tempest}, year={2022}, doi={10.1093/adaptation/apab019}, number={2}, volume={15}, issn={1755-0637}, journal={Adaptation}, pages={264--284}, author={Wald, Christina} }

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