Definition of Dramatic play
1. Noun. A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage. "He wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
Category relationships: Drama
Terms within: Stage Direction, Act
Generic synonyms: Dramatic Composition, Dramatic Work
Specialized synonyms: Grand Guignol, Theater Of The Absurd, Playlet, Miracle Play, Morality Play, Mystery Play, Passion Play, Satyr Play
Derivative terms: Dramatic, Dramatise, Dramatise, Dramatist, Dramatize, Dramatize, Play, Play, Play, Play, Playlet
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Literary usage of Dramatic play
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Church at Play: A Manual for Directors of Social and Recreational Life by Norman Egbert Richardson (1922)
"... dramatic play IN CHURCH AND CHURCH SCHOOL THE RENEWING OF OLD TIES Drama "sprung from the foot of the altar." THE RECREATIONAL USE OF DRAMATICS Organize ..."
2. Spontaneous and Supervised Play in Childhood by Alice Corbin Sies (1922)
"CHAPTER III EDUCATION THROUGH dramatic playS What Do We Mean by dramatic play?—Much has been said and written of the so-called "dramatic instinct. ..."
3. The Normal Child and Primary Education by Beatrice Chandler Gesell, Arnold Gesell (1912)
"dramatic play, the strength of which lies in artistic elusiveness, fluidity, ... dramatic play, to be valuable, should be born of the child's imaginative ..."
4. Child Study and Child Training by William Byron Forbush (1915)
"Serial dramatic play, ie, dramatic games taken up day after day for a considerable period. 4. Dramatic or folk dancing. 5. Dramatic parties with tableaux, ..."
5. Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michel Sage (1904)
"CHAPTER XVII Some considerations which strongly support the spiritualistic hypothesis—Consciousness and character remain unchanged—dramatic play—Errors and ..."