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The difficulty with poetry is that it doesn't have the life that Shakespeare or Jane Austen have beyond the page. You can't make a costume drama out of it. There's no place for it to go except trapped inside its little book.
Simon Schama

Meaning of "costume drama" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COSTUME DRAMA

costume drama  [ˈkɒstjuːm ˈdrɑːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COSTUME DRAMA

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Costume drama is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COSTUME DRAMA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

costume drama

Costume drama

A costume drama or period drama is a period piece in which elaborate costumes, sets, and properties are featured in order to capture the ambience of a particular era, e.g. the late 19th century, the 1930s, or the 1980s. The term is usually used in the context of film and television. It is an informal crossover term that can apply to several genres but is most often heard in the context of historical dramas and romances, adventure films, and swashbucklers. The implication is that the audience is attracted as much by the lavish costumes as by the content. The most common type of costume drama is the historical costume drama, both on stage and in movies. This category includes Barry Lyndon, Amadeus, Braveheart, From Hell, and Robin Hood. Films that are set in the 1930s and 1940s, such as Last Man Standing, may also be placed in this category. Other examples include Marie Antoinette, Middlemarch, and Pride and Prejudice. There have been highly successful television series that have been known as costume dramas/period pieces.

Definition of costume drama in the English dictionary

The definition of costume drama in the dictionary is any theatrical production, film, television presentation, etc, in which the performers wear the costumes of a former age. Other definition of costume drama is a genre of drama in which actors wear period costumes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COSTUME DRAMA


Brahma
ˈbrɑːmə
choreodrama
ˌkɒrɪəʊˈdrɑːmə
Cinerama
ˌsɪnəˈrɑːmə
Circlorama
ˌsɜːkləˈrɑːmə
cosmorama
ˌkɒzməˈrɑːmə
cyclorama
ˌsaɪkləʊˈrɑːmə
diorama
ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə
docudrama
ˈdɒkjʊˌdrɑːmə
drama
ˈdrɑːmə
grama
ˈɡrɑːmə
gramma
ˈɡrɑːmə
lama
ˈlɑːmə
melodrama
ˈmɛləˌdrɑːmə
monodrama
ˈmɒnəʊˌdrɑːmə
myriorama
ˌmɪrɪəˈrɑːmə
Nama
ˈnɑːmə
Obama
əʊˈbɑːmə
panorama
ˌpænəˈrɑːmə
psychodrama
ˈsaɪkəʊˌdrɑːmə
Rama
ˈrɑːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COSTUME DRAMA

costly
costmaries
costmary
Costner
costotomies
costotomy
costrel
costs
costume
costume ball
costume change
costume department
costume designer
costume jewellery
costume piece
costumer
costumery
costumey
costumier
costus

WORDS THAT END LIKE COSTUME DRAMA

agama
Alabama
ashrama
asrama
closet drama
Dalai Lama
Gama
Hama
hospital drama
jicama
Kama
kitchen-sink drama
llama
mama
music drama
Panama
period drama
sama
tarama
Yokohama

Synonyms and antonyms of costume drama in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «costume drama» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COSTUME DRAMA

Find out the translation of costume drama to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of costume drama from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «costume drama» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

古装戏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

drama de época
570 millions of speakers

English

costume drama
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोशाक नाटक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدراما زي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

костюмированная драма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

drama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিচ্ছদ নাটক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

costume drame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Drama kostum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kostümfilm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

時代劇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의상 드라마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Drama kostum
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bộ phim truyền hình trang phục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடை நாடகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोशाख नाटक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kostüm tiyatrosu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dramma in costume
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kostiumowy dramat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

костюмована драма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

costum dramă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φορεσιά δράμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kostuum drama
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kostym drama
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kostymedrama
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of costume drama

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COSTUME DRAMA»

The term «costume drama» is regularly used and occupies the 67.902 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COSTUME DRAMA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about costume drama

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4 QUOTES WITH «COSTUME DRAMA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word costume drama.
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Brenda Blethyn
I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.
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Kate O'Mara
Probably the only type of cosmetic surgery I'd consider is having my bust reduced. It's alright for my current role in 'The Marquise' because it's a costume drama, which means boned corsets and a bit of cleavage, but it's a drag otherwise.
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Amy Ryan
I'd love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
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Simon Schama
The difficulty with poetry is that it doesn't have the life that Shakespeare or Jane Austen have beyond the page. You can't make a costume drama out of it. There's no place for it to go except trapped inside its little book.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COSTUME DRAMA»

Discover the use of costume drama in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to costume drama and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics in Film
When political and civil unrest threatened Frame's social order in the 1950's, French cinema provided audiences a seemingly unique form of escapism from such troubled times: a nostalgic look back to the France of the nineteenth and earlier ...
Susan Hayward, 2010
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English Heritage, English Cinema: Costume Drama Since 1980
" "The book is based on extensive empirical research but is written in an accessible and jargon-free style.
Andrew Higson, 2003
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Costume Drama Television Series: Lark Rise to Candleford, ...
The final series concluded on 13th February 2011. The series is set in the small Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town of Candleford towards the end of the 19th century.
Books LLC, 2010
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The Empire Actors: Stars of Australasian Costume Drama 1890s ...
In the decades from Federation to the 1920s live entertainment was an integral part of the Imperial world and performers were the first generation of truly global marketeers.
Veronica Kelly, 2010
5
Chinese Cinema During the Era of Reform: The Ingenuity of ...
Costume Drama Costume drama was launched in 1926 by Heaven as historical drama with semimodern and semitraditional costume. It was endorsed immediately by the critical and popular sentiment to subvert the modern urban drama's ...
Ying Zhu, 2003
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Scotland: Global Cinema : Genres, Modes and Identities
This chapter examines the most well known of all the popular genres associated with Scotland, the costume drama (sometimes referred to as the period drama, heritage or historical film). Costume dramas with a Scottish theme have been ...
David Martin-Jones, 2010
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Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and ...
In turn, as the series has progressed and developed, the use of costume has extended beyond supporting character construction, to bring the pleasures of both contemporary fashion and costume drama to a sci-fi drama. Within this essay I will ...
Andrew Ireland, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III, 2010
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Contemporary costume film: space, place and the past
Addressing a wide range of important recent films including "Orlando", "Sense and Sensibility", "Portrait of a Lady" and "Gosford Park", this volume charts the spatial imaginary of contemporary costume film.
Julianne Pidduck, 2004
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The British Slave Trade and Public Memory
Given its topic, how does A Respectable Trade work as a costume drama and a " woman's film"? In addition, how do the very pleasures of watching this costume drama correspond to its narrative inclination to make viewers uncomfortable with  ...
Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace, 2013
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Articles on Costume Drama Television Series, Including: ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COSTUME DRAMA»

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In the current costume drama stakes, Madame Bovary is not quite within roaring distance of Far From the Madding Crowd. However, extend this ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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He Said, She Said: 'A Little Chaos' lacks focus, developed theme
MICHELLE: I held such high hopes that this would be the antidote for summer movies about robots and dinosaurs — a nice costume drama ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
3
Soul survivor
It's so important, it's broadcast on TV: a Baroque costume drama starring Andalucía's most talented, dressed in fabulous flamenco gear and ... «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
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ArtsBeat | Broadway Box Office Feels the Fizzle on Fourth of July …
The Tony-nominated two-part costume drama “Wolf Hall” ended its run on a flat note, pulling in $346,459, the lowest gross of its 16 weeks on ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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TV Tonight, July 5: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell debuts
Last week I told you that Season 1 of this romantic costume drama was beginning on CBC. If you've already been there, done that, you can ... «OurWindsor.ca, Jul 15»
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Actor Brian Conley: I've grown up with show business
And my sister used to be head of costume drama. With mum as a dinner lady, you could say we had our own little outside broadcast unit ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Why Glitch is more like Casper The Friendly Ghost than The Walking …
Just as they have costume drama or a love story or a historical drama, there's now a thirst and desire to see these Risen genre stories. It boils ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Improv session was the start of Winners & Losers
Just as they have costume drama or a love story or a historical drama, there's now a thirst and desire to see these Risen genre stories. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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“Valerie and Her Week of Wonders” comes of age on Criterion
... Her Week of Wonders,” author Jana Prikryl calls the little-known Czech film a “surreal polychrome coming-of-age vampire costume drama.”. «The Virginian-Pilot, Jul 15»
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Fundraisers and benefits: Pint Night, Costume Drama, more
ASHEVILLE – "Costume Drama: A Fashion Show" is Asheville Community Theatre's signature fundraiser and will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 10 ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»

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