drawing-room comedy

Definition

Theater

  • An often derogatory description of a type of play that dominatedthe British stage in the early-to-mid-20th century. It alludes tothe elegant upper middle-class settings favoured by authors such asNoĆ«l Coward and Terence Rattigan. The termcame to embody everything most disliked by the Angry Young Menof the later 1950s.
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