Definitions

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  • n. a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

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Examples

  • Jefte "), a dramatic work (" Ascanio in Alba "), and a few minor compositions in prose constitute the rest of his literary productions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • The secret of this is that the drama, when privily read, seems hard if not heavy in its diction, and to be so inornate, though by no means correspondingly simple, as to render any comparison between it and the dramatic work of Shakspere out of the question.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • The Comedy of Errors in 1589, Love's Labou's Lost in 1589, Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1589 or 1590, and so forth, and then asks, "with this catalogue of dramatic work on hand ... was it possible that he could have taken a leading part in the management and conduct of two theaters, and if Mr. Phillipps is to be relied upon, taken his share in the performances of the provincial tours of his company -- and at the same time devoted himself to the study of the law in all its branches so efficiently as to make himself complete master of its principles and practice, and saturate his mind with all its most technical terms?"

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

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