drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting.
a play in this form.
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How to use closet drama in a sentence
Recent poetry manifests the same tendency, and likewise the drama, particularly the closet drama and the playlet.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction | Dorothy Scarborough
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
The greatest artistry was expressing itself in poetry, and in America no major poet but Longfellow attempted even closet drama.A History of American Literature | Percy H. Boynton
The familiar phrase "closet-drama" is a contradiction of terms.The Theory of the Theatre | Clayton Hamilton
It is a clear and able study, not of the closet-drama, but of the actual stage play.The Riverside Bulletin, March, 1910 | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for closet drama
drama suitable for reading rather than performing
a play of this kind
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