Two works 8vo, stapled, both inscribed by the author, ‘with my compliments'.
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‘Shaw’s Advice to the Players of Major Barbara’, Reprinted from Theatre Survey, X, 1 (1969); and ‘Reflections on Shaw and Psychoanalysis’,
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