from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theatrical, a play in which the actors are costumed in the style appropriate to the period represented, if earlier than the modern or present period.


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  • This, however, is merely a costume-piece put in to explain the implacable hatred of Madame Defarge, which Dickens does not pretend to approve of.

    Collected Essays


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