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The original Drama Triangle article: Karpman, S. (1968). Fairy tales and script drama analysis. Transactional Analysis Bulletin, 7(26), 39-43.
The comprehensive book on the Drama Triangle: Karpman, S. (2014) A Game Free Life: The New Transactional Analysis of Intimacy, Openness, and Happiness: San Francisco. Drama Triangle Publications. ISBN-13: 978-0-9905867-0-8.
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