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Published by Tidewater Publishers in Centreville, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North Carolina,
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
    • Subjects:
    • Adams, James Even, 1873-1946,
    • James Adams Floating Theatre -- History,
    • Showboats -- History,
    • Theater -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century,
    • Theater -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History -- 20th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-275) and index.

      Statementby C. Richard Gillespie.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2293.S4 G5 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 288 p. :
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1533358M
      ISBN 100870334166
      LC Control Number91011076
      OCLC/WorldCa23253818

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