American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of theater.
- n. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK alternative spelling of theater.
- n. US Often used specifically of playhouses and drama, so as to distinguish from moviehouses and cinema.
- n. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
- n. a region in which active military operations are in progress
- n. the art of writing and producing plays
- From French théâtre. (Wiktionary)
“I inquired where the theatre was to be found, and it was all true -- there _was_ a _theatre_.”
“I don't care if someone started doing theatre when he was in the fucking womb and spent his infant years doing small regional theatre gigs before being the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at the tender age of five, the minute you become someone who makes hoards of preteens obsess over you, stay out of theatre*.”
“The expression theatre of motor sport is bandied about but nowhere comes close to Monza when embracing all that is dramatic and passionate about motor racing.”
“One of the hardest things in theatre is keeping a performance fresh.”
“The recent temporary eclipse of the glorious Berlin theatre is a complete reply in tragic mould to the suggestion of state interference in the theatre.”
“Coincidentally, I already use the spelling "theatre" - when I in theatre, it was an affectation we all used, and it stuck.”
“But I think the thing everyone will be talking about when they walk out of the theatre is the action.”
“This theatre is my local theatre too, was just there last weekend.”
“All it does in the theatre is allow some extra side-by-side dialogue and background shots.”
“A recent article carried for example the headline: a job in the theatre is a one way street into unemployment.”
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