Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term subtext.

On subtext’s official page, we define the term as the unspoken themes a play is trying to communicate. But now we want to know what the term subtext means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Have you ever argued over the meaning of a play’s subtext?

— Is there an actor who you think plays subtext particularly well?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term subtext, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor