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playwriting

[ pley-rahy-ting ]

noun

  1. the art or technique of writing theatrical plays; the work or profession of a playwright.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of playwriting1

First recorded in 1895–1900; play + writing

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Example Sentences

Jordan is at the forefront of a growing movement aimed at closing the gender gap in playwriting.

The satire embodied in the dialogue between Puff and his friends reflects upon all old-fashioned playwriting of the "tragic" sort.

Playwriting appears to present more difficulties than I thought.

When we left it before the Commonwealth the great English literary school of playwriting—the romantic drama—was already dead.

"Young Medardus" is Schnitzler's most ambitious attempt at historical playwriting.

In accordance with his theories in regard to historical playwriting Strindberg has dealt very freely with dates and facts.

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