photoplay definition

  • noun:
    • A play filmed or arranged for filming as a movie. Also called photodrama.
    • a theatrical play that's been filmed for showing as a film.
    • a novel adapted from a film and illustrated with photographic stills extracted from the film. Usage mostly confined towards the hushed era of Hollywood.
    • a phrase used by specific magazines of 1910s talking about the film itself; occasionally made use of interchangeably using the term "motion image."
    • A play for representation or convention by going pictures; additionally, the moving-picture representation of a play.

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