|a. drama suitable for reading rather than performing|
|b. a play of this kind|
a drama suited primarily for reading rather than production. Examples of the genre include John Milton's Samson Agonistes (1671) and Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts (three parts, 1903-08). Closet drama is not to be confused with readers' theatre, in which actors read or recite without decor before an audience.
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