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1.A building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given.
‘But don't expect to see the results in opera houses or theaters any time soon.'
‘Acrobatic performances take place in the open theatre behind the building.'
‘A landmark cultural building, either a theatre or an opera house, according to Coyne, will act as a focal point for the area.'
‘Performances increasingly moved to theatres with proscenium arches, so the audience now viewed the dancers from the front, though no two spectators would have an identical view.'
‘Maggie was too young to notice such things and was excited about meeting a lady who sang in theaters and opera houses.'
2.The activity or profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays.
‘what made you want to go into the theatre?'
‘It was a happy coincidence that Brecht's theory of alienation was inspired by folk tales and folk theatre, which relied a lot on story-telling.'
‘It's essential reading for anyone who cares about theater or writing.'
‘Cinema, which borrows heavily from theatre in terms of choreography, has a few distinct features of its own that can be exploited.'
‘Some useful notions about theatre, past and present, suggest that it can operate in this way.'
3.A play or other activity or presentation considered in terms of its dramatic quality.
‘this is intense, moving, and inspiring theatre'
‘The award recognises the company's well-deserved reputation for high-quality theatre by people with learning difficulties.'
‘Then, in 1985, he formed a theatre company with the aim of producing quality professional theatre for young people.'
‘‘It was really interesting in terms of trying to translate that experience into theatre,' Eatough says.'
‘This kind of theatre is what is meant by the term ‘edgy' - fresh, in-your-face, a little disconcerting.'
‘We have one converted mausoleum that serves as the art house theatre.'
‘Watch out for a streamlined and thus completely uninteresting Hollywood remake in a theatre near you soon.'
‘The winners receive a ten-dollar gift certificate for Cineplex Odeon theatres.'
‘The basic plot was reworked for a new movie that appeared in art house theaters in 2001.'
‘I love movies and I love the big screen and the theatre.'
5.A room or hall for lectures with seats in tiers.
‘This evening Mick spoke to a packed lecture theatre at Victoria University's Architecture School in Wellington.'
‘Sometimes, when I had to be content with a seat at the back of the lecture theatre, I used a pair of opera glasses to get at least a glimpse of the speaker.'
‘We are often cramped in a small lecture theatre with not enough seats and people sprawled on the stairs.'
‘Were the women the subject of any adverse comments about their presence in the lecture theatre or classroom?'
‘As her eyes scanned the chemistry lecture theatre her attention was drawn to the strapping, sporty-looking student at the other side of the room.'
6.An operating theatre.
‘respiratory function is carefully controlled and monitored throughout the patient's stay in theatre'
‘the theatre nurse'
‘This would require reserve capacity in terms of operating teams and theatres.'
‘She works as a nurse in the orthopaedic theatre in Sligo General Hospital.'
‘Our reliance on such machinery was previously highlighted two years ago, when the hospital's theatres and intensive care unit were hit by power failures.'
7.The area in which something happens.
‘a new theatre of war has been opened up'
‘She has served in very many operational theatres.'
‘As the theatre of war moved south, so did the smallpox, primarily affecting civilians, camp followers, and irregular troops in both armies.'
‘This theatre of war alone devoured 30,000 Soviet lives.'
‘This has obvious effects on attempts to transport armies or other land forces by sea into distant theatres of operations.'
8.Denoting weapons intermediate between tactical and strategic.
‘he was working on theatre defence missiles'
‘For one thing, if the North cancels its missile plans, the U.S. will lose a main justification for building the theater missile defense system Beijing opposes so strongly.'
‘They would protect the country's navy in the first instance but would also offer a potential platform for theatre missile defence linked to a strategic defence system.'
‘China has also been critical of the planned theater missile defense system to be jointly researched by Japan and the U.S.'
‘He stressed he was not planning to discuss high-level issues such as the U.S. plan to deploy a theater missile defense system.'