AskDefine | Define teleplay

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English

Etymology

a blending of television and screenplay

Pronunciation

(US) IPA: /ˈtɛləˌpleɪ/

Noun

  1. a script, or screenplay, intended for a television show rather than a movie

Related terms

Extensive Definition

A teleplay is a drama which is telecast using many of the same constraints as a theater piece (limited scenery, cast, special effects). Teleplays are typically televised live or filmed at a single television studio using one camera or a few stationary cameras.
Notable examples of teleplays include:
Teleplay is a term also used to refer to a screenplay for televised broadcast.

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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