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 for The romantic drama
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Romantic \Ro*man"tic\, a. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See
     1. Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling
        romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal;
        as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic
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              Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and
              impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such
              a persuasion?                         --South.
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              Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men
              have represented as chimerical and romantic.
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     2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance;
        as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
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     3. Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular
        literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical
        antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style;
        as, the romantic school of poets.
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     4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of
        adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; --
        applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
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     Syn: Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious;
          extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.
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     The romantic drama. See under Drama.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drama \Dra"ma\ (dr[aum]"m[.a] or dr[=a]"m[.a]; 277), n. [L.
     drama, Gr. dra^ma, fr. dra^n to do, act; cf. Lith. daryti.]
     1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action,
        and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to
        depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than
        ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It
        is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by
        actors on the stage.
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              A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.
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     2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and
        interest. "The drama of war." --Thackeray.
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              Westward the course of empire takes its way;
              The four first acts already past,
              A fifth shall close the drama with the day;
              Time's noblest offspring is the last. --Berkeley.
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              The drama and contrivances of God's providence.
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     3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or
        illustrating it; dramatic literature.
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     Note: The principal species of the drama are tragedy and
           comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy,
           melodrama, operas, burlettas, and farces.
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     The romantic drama, the kind of drama whose aim is to
        present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like
        those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories
        told in dialogue by actors on the stage. --J. A. Symonds.

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