chronicle play


noun

a drama based on historical material, usually consisting of a series of short episodes or scenes arranged chronologically.

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Also called chronicle history.

Origin of chronicle play

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example sentences 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

chronicle play

noun

a drama based on a historical subject
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