from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A dramatic composition of the comic class, but not so much elaborated as a regular comedy, and generally consisting of one or at most two acts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A dramatic sketch; a brief comedy.
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- noun a
dramaticcomposition of the comedyclass, but not so much elaborated as a regular comedy, and generally consisting of one or at most two acts.
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"For five months the comedietta was a drawing-card in the best houses.
a comedy chase scene, without which no 'comedietta' was complete.
Lastly, he was to wind them up by appearing in his favourite character of Mr. William Button, of Tooley Street, in ‘the highly novel and laughable hippo – comedietta of The Tailor’s
One was a short novel, and the other a comedietta.
My painfully laboured novel only got honourable mention, and my comedietta was lost in the post.
Farce and burlesque had not yet developed into comedy and comedietta, refined by degrees and beautifully æsthetic.
In dramatic composition, the equivalent of the Short-story is the one-act play, be it drama or comedy or comedietta or farce.
So the comedietta went on, to the running accompaniment of laughter, with Mr. Bullitt and Mr. Watson swept by such gusts of adoration they
He and I played together in a comedietta called “A Nice Quiet Day.”
I saw a very young lady play a tiger in a comedietta of mine called 'If the Cap Fits,' I had no idea that that precocious child had in her the germ of such an artist as she has since proved herself.