What is period of play?

  • (noun): (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds.
    Synonyms: playing period, play

Famous quotes containing the words period of, play and/or period:

    Intellectual life is international. Only a period of discouragement, an age that has given up on itself, that wants to “preserve,” that has been driven onto the defensive, can be intellectually nationalist. Such a period is essentially “conservative.” A person who has progress in his heart is international.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    A great while ago the world begun,
    With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
    But that’s all one, our play is done,
    And we’ll strive to please you every day.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It is as if, to every period of history, there corresponded a privileged age and a particular division of human life: “youth” is the privileged age of the seventeenth century, childhood of the nineteenth, adolescence of the twentieth.
    Philippe Ariés (20th century)