a drama based on historical material, usually consisting of a series of short episodes or scenes arranged chronologically.
Words nearby chronicle play
Origin of chronicle play
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called chronicle history.
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Examples from the Web for chronicle play
But the chronicle-play is a species apart, and practically an extinct species: we need not pause to study its methods.Play-Making|William Archer
British Dictionary definitions for chronicle play
a drama based on a historical subject
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