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date: 27 September 2020

well-made play (la pièce bien faite) 

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

A dramatic structure pioneered by French playwright *Scribe and perfected by his successor *Sardou. The aim was to provide a constantly entertaining, exciting narrative which satisfyingly resolved the many complications and intrigues that drove the story. A well-made play is characteristically based on a secret known only to some of the ... ...

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