Memory Play

Definition:

A play that focuses on the past as narrated by the main character. Usually, the play is a dramatic representation of the playwright's life -- or at least loosely based upon the playwright's experiences.

Some memory plays involve narration throughout (such as the play adaptation of A Christmas Story. Other memory plays begin with a recollection made by the narrator and then shifts into a play without an interrupting narrator.

(Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is an example of this type of memory play.)

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Bradford, Wade. "Memory Play." ThoughtCo, Mar. 2, 2016, thoughtco.com/memory-play-definition-2713235. Bradford, Wade. (2016, March 2). Memory Play. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/memory-play-definition-2713235 Bradford, Wade. "Memory Play." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/memory-play-definition-2713235 (accessed November 18, 2017).