chronicle play


: a play with a theme from history consisting usually of rather loosely connected episodes chronologically arranged

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chronicle play was in 1863

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“Chronicle play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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