Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A repertoire.
  • noun A theater in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation.
  • noun A repertory company.
  • noun A place, such as a storehouse, where a stock of things is kept; a repository.
  • noun Something stored in or as if in such a place; a stock or collection.
  • adjective Of or relating to a repertory company.
  • adjective Of or relating to an independent movie theater that shows a selected program of films usually including revivals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A store or collection; a treasury; a magazine; a repository.
  • noun Same as repertoire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A treasury; a magazine; a storehouse.
  • noun Same as Répertoire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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
  • noun a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
  • noun the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin repertōrium, from Latin repertus, past participle of reperīre, to find out : re-, re- + parīre, to get, beget; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Going Out Guide: Theater opening of ‘Richard III'

  • 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

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

    Michael Caine: A Life Large Enough For An Encore

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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.

    Philadelphia Reflections: Shakspere Society of Philadelphia

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