Crossword Genius

Regarded as part of the play, say (4)


I believe the answer is:

'regarded' is the definition.

'part of the play say' is the wordplay.
'part of the play' becomes 'scene' ('scene' is part of 'play').
'say' shows a homophone (sound like).
'scene' is a homophone of 'SEEN'.

'as' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for seen that I've seen before include "Sighted", "Viewed", "Distinguished", "Observed or percieved", "watched".)

I've seen this clue in Mirror.