The Hidden Costs of Aspiring to Global City Status : Robert Lepage, Vancouver and Twenty-First Century China Collide at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. / Poll, Melissa.

In: Canadian Theatre Review, Vol. 164, 30.10.2015, p. 78-82.

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The Hidden Costs of Aspiring to Global City Status : Robert Lepage, Vancouver and Twenty-First Century China Collide at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. / Poll, Melissa.

In: Canadian Theatre Review, Vol. 164, 30.10.2015, p. 78-82.

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