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satyr play

noun
1.
a burlesque or ribald drama having a chorus of satyrs, usually written by a poet to follow the poet's trilogy of tragedies presented at the Dionysian festival in ancient Greece.
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satyr play

noun
1.
(in ancient Greek drama) a ribald play with a chorus of satyrs, presented at the Dionysian festival
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satyr play

genre of ancient Greek drama that preserves the structure and characters of tragedy while adopting a happy atmosphere and a rural background

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