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closet drama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n closet drama drama more suitable for reading that for performing
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Usage

In literature:

He sprang from his closet to take his part in the drama that was so swiftly unfolding.
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
The familiar phrase "closet-drama" is a contradiction of terms.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
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" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
He is best in the closet drama.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
It is a clear and able study, not of the closet-drama, but of the actual stage play.
"The Riverside Bulletin, March, 1910" by Anonymous
Closet dramas, common in the Elizabethan period, grew more numerous after the Restoration.
"Tragedy" by Ashley H. Thorndike
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In news:

Adepero Oduye brings visceral feeling and real drama to the part of sexually repressed Alike, who carefully navigates the many pitfalls of being a closeted gay teenager.
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