noun (plural repertories)
- 1 [mass noun] The performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals: [as modifier]: a repertory actorMore example sentences
- She shares the role in the CanStage production in repertory with white actor Caroline Cave.
- Sonya Delwaide's Chuchotements and Joanna Haigood's Descending Cords have become standards, and both repertory pieces were beautifully performed.
- Ruskin Place is Seaside's ‘artist colony,’ with mixed-use buildings and a lawn for the town's repertory theater performances and art shows.
- 1.1Repertory theatres regarded collectively: his long apprenticeship in repertory was as satisfying as what he is doing nowMore example sentences
- When I graduated, I got jobs in professional theatres, repertory, and stock theatres in Canada for a couple of years.
- He became the first director of Liverpool repertory theatre in 1911, and in 1918 he was awarded an MBE for his services to national entertainment during the First World War.
- Despite these differences, film production was similar to the mode of production in theatrical repertory theaters.
- 2 another term for repertoire. a fair conspectus of Ferrier’s repertory has been preserved for posterityMore example sentences
- For reasons having little to do with music, none of the dances here have held on to the repertory, as the Stravinsky and Copland ballets have, for example.
- I also had twenty Mozart Concerti in my repertory.
- Canterbury Choral Society is one of those substantial choruses in Britain that can tackle the biggest works in the repertory with absolute confidence.
- 2.1A repository or collection, especially of information: most countries produce several periodical repertories of useful informationMore example sentences
- I blanch only slightly when the Wigmore Hall is referred to as a museum: after all, much of our repertory is from the 18th and 19th centuries.
mid 16th century (denoting an index or catalogue): from late Latin repertorium, from Latin repert- 'found, discovered', from the verb reperire. Sense 1 (arising from the fact that a company has a ‘repertory’ of pieces for performance) dates from the late 19th century.
More definitions of repertoryDefinition of repertory in:
- The US English dictionary