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Drama about a rope (5)


I believe the answer is:


'drama' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'about a rope' is the wordplay.
'about' indicates an anagram.
'arope' with letters rearranged gives 'OPERA'.

(Other definitions for opera that I've seen before include "Musical in which all the words are sung" , "Eg, La traviata" , "Macbeth, perhaps" , "Macbeth, say" , "Throw a rope for this show" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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