Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A repertoire.
  • n. A theater in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation.
  • n. A repertory company.
  • n. A place, such as a storehouse, where a stock of things is kept; a repository.
  • n. Something stored in or as if in such a place; a stock or collection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a repertoire
  • n. a collection of things, or a place where such a collection is kept
  • n. a specific set of works that a company performs
  • n. a theater in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation.
  • n. a repertory company.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place in which things are disposed in an orderly manner, so that they can be easily found, as the index of a book, a commonplace book, or the like.
  • n. A treasury; a magazine; a storehouse.
  • n. Same as Répertoire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where things are so arranged that they can readily be found when wanted; a book the contents of which are so arranged; hence, an inventory; a list; an index.
  • n. A store or collection; a treasury; a magazine; a repository.
  • n. Same as repertoire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
  • n. a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
  • n. the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation

Etymologies

Late Latin repertōrium, from Latin repertus, past participle of reperīre, to find out : re-, re- + parīre, to get, beget; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But speaking of plays about the Trojan War, I think I'd like to see Tiger at the Gates done in repertory Troilus and Cressida, a compare and contrast between irony and out and out cynicism.

    Lance Mannion:

  • I was in repertory and I had to come in drunk in this scene.

    Michael Caine: A Life Large Enough For An Encore

  • The company is celebrating its residency at Rosslyn's Artisphere (the globelike building that once housed the Newseum) with a couple of plays in repertory -- "Mary Stuart" and "Richard III."

    On stage in October

  • Though disappointing, this dynamic doesn't sink the production (which will run in repertory with Friedrich Schiller's "Mary Stuart"): Indeed, it reinforces a broader vision of a world "grown so bad/that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch" (as Richard puts it).

    Washington Shakespeare Company's haunted 'Richard III' isn't haunting enough

  • This won't be the only chance to catch the company over the coming weeks; the production is running in repertory with "Mary Stuart," which opens next week with its own lineup of preview performances.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • The Shakspere Festival of Philadelphia will theatre Romeo as good as Juliet as good as Pericles in repertory from Mar compartment May of this year.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Following performances of Leonard Bernstein's "A Quiet Place," which is in repertory until Nov. 21, the Blue Ribbon Glee Club, an a capella group, will perform.

    A Drink With That Opera?

  • Between February and November it presents 11 plays in repertory, typically 4 of them by Shakespeare.

    Sunday Reading

  • During the spring and summer of 1994, Pacino appeared in repertory at Circle in the Square.

    Al Pacino Receives the AFI Life Achievement Award

  • The five members presented an enjoyable grab bag of short pieces from virtually every genre you can think of that the solo percussion repertory is drawn from.

    Ojai Day 2

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