comedy drama

noun

Definition of comedy drama 

: serious drama that has comic elements

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The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 Seminar Pop Up Theater presents a site-specific staging of Theresa Rebeck's comedy drama about four aspiring young writers and their teacher. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in L.A. theater, May 6-13: 'Hamilton,' 'Antigone' and more," 6 May 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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