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