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theatre British & World English

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

the theatre in theatre British & World English

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

coup de théâtre British & World English

A dramatically sudden action or turn of events, especially in a play

Globe Theatre British & World English

A theatre in Southwark, London, erected in 1599, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first publicly performed. The theatre’s site was rediscovered in 1989 and a reconstruction of the original theatre was opened in 1997

music theatre British & World English

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

Rose Theatre British & World English

A theatre in Southwark, London, built in 1587. Many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed there, some for the first time. Remains of the theatre, which was demolished circa 1605, were uncovered in 1989

theatre-going British & World English

Going frequently to the theatre

dinner theatre British & World English

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

little theatre British & World English

A small independent theatre used for experimental or avant-garde drama, or for community, non-commercial productions

shadow theatre British & World English

A display in which the shadows of flat jointed puppets are cast on a screen which 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 British & World English

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

studio theatre British & World English

A small theatre where experimental and innovative productions are staged

operating theatre British & World English

A room in a hospital in which surgical operations are performed

physical theatre British & World English

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

Sadler's Wells Theatre British & World English

A London theatre opened by Lilian Baylis in 1931, known for its ballet and opera companies

theatre-in-the-round British & World 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

Theatre of the Absurd British & World 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

theatreland British & World English

The district of a city in which most theatres are situated

guerrilla theater British & World 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

lecture theatre in theatre British & World English

A room or hall for lectures with seats in tiers

coups de théâtre in coup de théâtre British & World English

A dramatically sudden action or turn of events, especially in a play

theatre English Thesaurus

there's a good play on at the theatre

theatre in theater English-Spanish

teatro m, sala

operating room oBrE theatre in operating English-Spanish

quirófano m, sala f de operaciones

we have so much work to do and she goes swanning off to the theatre! in swan English-Spanish

¡con todo el trabajo que tenemos ella se va al teatro olímpicamente!


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