well-made play


Definition of well-made play

: a play constructed according to a predetermined pattern and aiming at neatness of plot and theatrical effectiveness but often being mechanical and stereotyped

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First Known Use of well-made play

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Well-made play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-made%20play. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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