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little theatre

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(Theatre) theatre chiefly US and Canadian experimental or avant-garde drama, usually amateur, originating from a theatrical movement of the 1920s
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Noun1.little theatre - a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groupslittle theatre - a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
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little theatre

, (US) little theater
nKleinbühne f, → Kammerspiele pl; (for experimental theatre) → Experimentierbühne f
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Well, the jointure may comfort him; and perhaps, between friends, he began to tremble for his credit and his lungs in the Baron, and was not sorry to withdraw; and to make you amends, Yates, I think we must raise a little theatre at Mansfield, and ask you to be our manager.
In the evening "Dramatic Readings" were to be given at the little theatre in King Street.
To be sure London was rather thin, but, however, the Little Theatre was open.
We shall be admirably placed upon that little theatre.
About half-past eight I passed by an absurd little theatre, with great flaring gas-jets and gaudy play-bills.
is misinformed when he supposes that the highly-gifted and beautiful Miss Snevellicci, nightly captivating all hearts at our pretty and commodious little theatre, is NOT the same lady to whom the young gentleman of immense fortune, residing within a hundred miles of the good city of York, lately made honourable proposals.
There is a very pretty little theatre, in which operas are excellently performed.
The most abundant and the most agreeable evidences of progressing life in Cloisterham are the evidences of vegetable life in many gardens; even its drooping and despondent little theatre has its poor strip of garden, receiving the foul fiend, when he ducks from its stage into the infernal regions, among scarlet-beans or oyster- shells, according to the season of the year.
The band recently returned to their hometown, Blackwood, to perform on stage at the town's Little Theatre as part of a video for their new single Distant Colours.
DONNING dinner jackets and silk dresses, the audience filled The Little Theatre in Middlesbrough with thunderous applause.
It has been almost 80 years since a Shakespeare play made it onto the Very Little Theatre stage, but that will change on Friday when the theater opens a three-week run of the pastoral comedy "As You Like It.
Maurice Browne's Little Theatre is founded in Chicago.