closet drama

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closet drama

n.
A play to be read rather than performed.

closet drama

n
(Theatre) chiefly
a. drama suitable for reading rather than performing
b. a play of this kind

clos′et dra`ma


n.
1. drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting.
2. a play in this form.
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Noun1.closet drama - drama more suitable for reading that for performing
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
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She carefully analyzes the play's typographic arrangement, observing that it was particularly designed for readers and claiming that publication of a closet play could be a way of "specifying rather than renouncing its position within the public sphere" (52-53).
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