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closet drama

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noun
  1. drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting.
  2. a play in this form.
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Examples from the Web for closet drama

Historical Examples

  • It is a clear and able study, not of the closet-drama, but of the actual stage play.

    The Riverside Bulletin, March, 1910

    Anonymous

  • The familiar phrase "closet-drama" is a contradiction of terms.

  • This is so obviously a closet-drama that it is difficult to imagine how it would look under the illumination of the foot-lights.

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen


British Dictionary definitions for closet drama

closet drama

noun
  1. mainly US
    1. drama suitable for reading rather than performing
    2. a play of this kind
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