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theater US English

A building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given

theater US Thesaurus

the local theater

the theater in theater US English

The activity or profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays

home theater US English

Television and video equipment designed to reproduce at home the experience of being in a movie theater, typically including stereo speakers and a big-screen television set

movie theater US English

A theater where movies are shown for public entertainment

music theater US English

A combination of music and drama in modern form distinct from traditional opera, typically for a small group of performers

dinner theater US English

A theater in which a meal is included in the price of a ticket

little theater US English

A small independent theater used for experimental or avant-garde drama, or for noncommercial community productions

musical theater US English

A genre of drama in which singing and dancing play an essential part

studio theater US English

A small theater where experimental and innovative productions are staged

guerrilla theater US English

The dramatization of political and social issues, typically performed outdoors, e.g. in the street or a park, as a means of protest or propaganda

physical theater US English

A form of theater that emphasizes the use of physical movement, as in dance and mime, for expression

theater-in-the-round US English

A form of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated in a circle around the stage or on at least three of its sides

Theater of the Absurd US English

Drama using the abandonment of conventional dramatic form to portray the futility of human struggle in a senseless world. Major exponents include Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Harold Pinter

theatre-going US English

Going frequently to the theatre

guerilla theater in guerrilla theater US English

The dramatization of political and social issues, typically performed outdoors, e.g. in the street or a park, as a means of protest or propaganda

shadow play US English

A display in which the shadows of flat jointed puppets are cast on a screen that is viewed by the audience from the other side. Such shows originated in East Asia, and were popular in London and Paris in the 18th and 19th centuries; they survive in traditional form in Java and Bali

street theatre US English

Drama performed on the streets, typically in an informal or improvised manner

operating room US English

A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations

Hayes, Helen US English

(1900–1993) US actress; born Helen Hayes Brown; known as the First Lady of the American Theater. Her Broadway career spanned seven decades and included Tony-winning roles in Happy Birthday (1946) and Time Remembered (1957). She also appeared in movies such as The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932) and Airport (1970)

First Lady of the American Theater in Hayes, Helen US English

(1900–1993) US actress; born Helen Hayes Brown; known as the First Lady of the American Theater. Her Broadway career spanned seven decades and included Tony-winning roles in Happy Birthday (1946) and Time Remembered (1957). She also appeared in movies such as The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932) and Airport (1970)