play as

play something as something

to deal with something as if it were something else. I will play this matter as a simple case of mistaken identity. We will play this lapse as an instance of forgetfulness and not make too much of it.
See also: play
References in classic literature ?
Well, absurd though it be, I place great hopes on your playing of roulette," she remarked musingly; "wherefore, you ought to play as my partner and on equal shares; wherefore, of course, you will do as I wish.
Still he went on, for his mind was as utterly narrowed into that precipitous crevice of play as if he had been the most ignorant lounger there.
There isn't any reason why you fellows can't make them play a real tune.
The phonograph now began to play a jerky jumble of sounds which proved so bewildering that after a moment Scraps stuffed her patchwork apron into the gold horn and cried: "Stop--stop
6] To copper: a term in faro, meaning to play a card to lose.
Pretend play as improvisation: Conversation in the preschool classroom.
Wilson does acknowledge the important role the audience plays in the final product, and he also realizes that the composition of the audience affects the play as well.
OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, we have been using the inside zone play as a base running play.
As society became more mechanized and affluent and as families came to rely less on child labor, parents and childrearing experts embraced play as an outlet for children's self-expression and the path to healthy child development.
Finally, in Apocalypse and Armada in The Spanish Tragedy (Sixteenth Century Studies, 1995), I combined these foci in a study of the play as a Christian mystery whose inset mystery texts - works with hidden meanings - must be interpreted correctly to arrive at the play's politico-religious subtext.
Local plays were generally mediocre and suffered from structural defects and inadequate characterization, with many of them written essentially for reading by writers who viewed the play as a literary text rather than as a dramatic one to be performed on stage.
In his classic Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture, Johan Huizinga (1952) defines play as activity which exists for itself - i.
5) In its interrogative designs and subversive disturbances, the poem seems to lend itself naturally to phenomenological and deconstructive analyses, neither inappropriate perhaps for a play as concerned as Hamlet is with the reflexions of textuality and the dysfunctions of meaning.
At the University of Rochester in New York, graduate student Brian Marsh and his colleagues are even using checker play as part of a project designed to investigate ways of integrating computer programs written in different languages.
But as our discussions of the play as text turned to a consideration of how we would realize the play in performance, and students struggled to find ways of concretizing Bonner's abstractions, they had to make explicit the reasons that they interpreted moments of the play as they did, and this sometimes involved sharing anecdotes and analogies from experiences closer to home.