little theatre

a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups
Syn: ↑little theater
Hypernyms: ↑theater, ↑theatre, ↑house

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little theatre noun
A small theatre, usu one in which experimental plays, and other plays not likely to be a great commercial success, are produced
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Main Entry:little

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Little Theatre — Infobox nrhp | name =Little Theatre nrhp type = caption =The Little Theatre, Rochester NY location= Rochester, NY lat degrees = 43 | lat minutes = 9 | lat seconds = 21.15 | lat direction = N long degrees = 77 | long minutes = 35 | long seconds =… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Theatre — (Xiao juchang) ‘Little Theatre’ in China, often characterized by experimentation and avant garde work, refers to Huaju (spoken drama) staged in small theatres or non theatre spaces with 50–400 seats. Following early twentieth century Little… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • little theatre — Movement in U.S. theatre to free dramatic forms and methods of production from the limitations of the large commercial theatres by establishing small experimental centres of drama. Young dramatists, stage designers, and actors influenced by the… …   Universalium

  • little theatre — Movimiento de teatro estadounidense cuyo fin fue librar las formas dramáticas y los métodos de producción de las limitaciones impuestas por los grandes teatros comerciales mediante el establecimiento de pequeños centros experimentales de teatro.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • little theatre — /lɪtl ˈθɪətə/ (say litl theartuh) noun 1. a small theatre, producing plays whose effectiveness would be lost in larger houses. 2. plays that would not draw audiences sufficient to fill the ordinary theatre, especially as produced by a movement in …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Theatre Off Broadway — will be entering into its 49th Season in 2007. LTOB (as it is called) is located at 3981 Broadway, in the heart of downtown Grove City, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The theatre was originally built in 1916 as a silent movie theatre and then in… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Theatre Movement — The Little Theater Movement was a social development of theater in the United States starting in 1912. After the new cinema replaced theater as a source of large scale spectacle, much American drama became focussed, intimate, noncommercial, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Theatre (disambiguation) — The Little Theatre is an historic movie theater in Rochester, New York, USA. It can also refer to:*The Little Theatre Movement, an American social development of intimate plays performed by community groups *The Little Theatre, John Adam Street,… …   Wikipedia

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