playlet


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play·let

 (plā′lĭt)
n.
A short play.

playlet

(ˈpleɪlɪt)
n
(Theatre) a short play

play•let

(ˈpleɪ lɪt)

n.
a short play.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.playlet - a short play
drama, dramatic play, play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
Translations

playlet

[ˈpleɪlɪt] Nobra f corta de teatro

playlet

nSpiel nt, → Stück nt
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Like other contributors, Bate highlights Kyd's interest in the 'resources and semiotic potentialities of theatre' (35), considering his ironic use of the Revenge/Andrea frame and his deployment of multilingualism in Hieronimo's playlet to concentrate the audience completely on the murderous action (37).
Yet here, at the Cultural Hall, at wonderfully affordable prices, we had some of the best dancers and performers around today, plus a very strong playlet presented for our pleasure.
Todor Pendarov in Utrinski vesnik comments that the playlet with a working title "The Agreement from Przino" continues after the first scene which ended with the election of the special public prosecutor.
The children presented a playlet about the Superheroes looking for baby Jesus.
According to Nick Joaquin's "Almanac for ManileAos," there is a Christmas playlet performed in Makati called the "Panunuluyan"literally "seeking entry"that reenacts the first Christmas Eve when Joseph and Mary could not find room in any of the inns of Bethlehem.
Selected winners Short Story (U27) - Elain Llwyd, Meirionnydd; Members competition (U22) - Gwenno Edwards, Clwyd; Sentence (U27) - George Turley, Montgomery; Craft (U27) - Mari Wyn, Meirionnydd; Club Programme (U27) - Penmynydd YFC, Ynys Mon; Playlet (U27) - Gwion & Teleri, Ynys Mon; Folk Singing Solo (U27) - Cadi Mars Jones, Clwyd; Recitation (U17) - Erin Dwyfor Roberts, Eryri; Cerdd Dant Party (U27) - Cwmtirmynach YFC; Pop song (U27) - Glain Rhys, Meirionnydd; Advertisement (U27) - Bodedern YFC, Ynys Mon; Hymn Singing (U27) - Angharad Lewis, Montgomery; Humerous Recitation (U27) - Mali Williams, Clwyd; Duet (U27) - Gwennan & Siwan, Meirionnydd; Musical or Film Solo (U27) - Lois Glain Postle, Ynys Mon; Humerous Duet (U27) - Dyfan & Erwan, Montgomery.
Finally, Kyd recasts the ritual launching of the ship, the "Isidis navigium, or 'Ship of Isis," during Lucius's initiation as the symbolic defeat of Spain in Hieronimo's revenge playlet.
Director Peter Rowe allowed plenty of scope for comic buffoonery by giving the mechanicals' musical playlet an enhanced role, with the playful Potts taking full advantage to steal the show.
Later, there was a freeze frame of a colorful, Harlequinesque diamond pattern for Pagliacci's playlet, plus several big close-ups of the singers, filmed earlier, which made their characters' outward emotions larger than life.
The playlet engages the child in role playing as the recitation becomes a short play.
In a 94-page guide for teachers or caregivers, Bennett presents 16 RhymePlays, or Mother Goose rhymes, with four extensions: A fingerplay, illustrated through photos; Storymaking, a mini-script that encourages child participation; a Playlet, "or simple dramatization;" and finally, "ReadingPlay," where visual symbols evoke phrases of the rhyme.
Stein is prompted to take up her pen after meeting Goethe in Weimar in the 1770s; her early playlet Rino includes a spirited caricature of the celebrated author of Werther.