- drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting.
- a play in this form.
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Examples from the Web for closet drama
It is a clear and able study, not of the closet-drama, but of the actual stage play.The Riverside Bulletin, March, 1910
The familiar phrase "closet-drama" is a contradiction of terms.The Theory of the Theatre
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
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- drama suitable for reading rather than performing
- a play of this kind