(also chronicle history)
Definition of chronicle play in English:
A historical drama consisting of a series of short episodes arranged chronologically.
- The play's sources include a chronicle play, King Leir, the chronicles of Holinshed, and the Mirror for Magistrates.
- Throughout the sixteenth century, the theatre had been turning increasingly secular and morality plays were giving way to chronicle plays, shifting from religious allegory to particular historic individuals.
- For the rest of his life, he relied on European donors, who paid for literary adaptations: Kafka's The Trial in 1962, Chimes at Midnight - his own digest of Shakespeare's chronicle plays - in 1966, Isak Dinesen's The Immortal Story in 1968.
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