closet drama
noun Date: 1922 drama suited primarily for reading rather than production

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • closet drama — n. drama written mainly to be read, not staged …   English World dictionary

  • Closet drama — A closet drama is a play that is not intended to be performed onstage, but read by a solitary reader or, sometimes, out loud in a small group. A related form, the closet screenplay, developed during the 20th century. Form Any drama in a written… …   Wikipedia

  • closet drama — 1. drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting. 2. a play in this form. * * * ▪ literature       a drama suited primarily for reading rather than production. Examples of the genre include John Milton (Milton, John) s Samson Agonistes… …   Universalium

  • closet drama — noun drama more suitable for reading that for performing • Hypernyms: ↑drama …   Useful english dictionary

  • closet drama — clos′et dra ma n. 1) lit. drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting 2) lit. a play in this form …   From formal English to slang

  • closet drama — /ˈklɒzət dramə/ (say klozuht drahmuh) noun drama written to be read but not to be performed on the stage …   Australian English dictionary

  • closet play — or closet drama noun A play to be read rather than acted • • • Main Entry: ↑closet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Closet screenplay — Related to closet drama, a closet screenplay is a screenplay intended not to be produced/performed but instead to be read by a solitary reader or, sometimes, out loud in a small group. While any published, or simply read, screenplay might… …   Wikipedia

  • Closet (disambiguation) — A closet is a small, enclosed storage space, often used for clothes. Closet may also refer to: Water closet or flush toilet Closet drama, a play intended for reading aloud to oneself inside a closet Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind, 1980 spoof film… …   Wikipedia

  • Drama — For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). Dramas redirects here. For the indie rock band, see The Dramas. See also: Theatre Literature Major forms …   Wikipedia

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