theater-in-the-round
noun (plural theaters-in-the-round) Date: 1948 1. a theater in which the stage is located in the center of the auditorium — called also arena theater 2. the style or method of staging plays in a theater-in-the-round

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • theater-in-the-round — ☆ theater in the round [thē′ə tər in thə round′ ] n. ARENA THEATER …   English World dictionary

  • theater-in-the-round — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun : arena theater * * * ˌtheatre in the ˈround 7 [theatre in the round] (especially US ˌtheater in the ˈround) noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • theater-in-the-round — the′ater in the round′ n. 1) sbz arena theater 2) sbz a style of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated on all sides of the performance area • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • theater-in-the-round — noun A theatre in the form of an arena, with seating on at least three of the four sides …   Wiktionary

  • theater in the round — noun a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage • Syn: ↑arena theater • Hypernyms: ↑theater, ↑theatre, ↑house …   Useful english dictionary

  • theater-in-the-round — /thee euh teuhr in dheuh rownd , theeeu /, n. 1. See arena theater. 2. a style of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated on all sides of the performance area. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • in the round — idi a) sbz idi (of a theater) having a stage completely surrounded by seats for the audience b) sbz idi in the style of theater in the round c) idi in complete detail; from all aspects d) fia idi (of sculpture) not attached to a supporting… …   From formal English to slang

  • in the round —    or in the round    To be viewed from all sides; freestanding. When referring to sculpture, a type that is surrounded on all sides by space. The opposite of relief. Theater in the round is a kind of performance space in which the audience is… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • the|a|ter-in-the-round — «THEE uh tuhr ihn thuh ROWND», noun. Especially U.S. a theater in which the stage is surrounded by seats on all sides, whether in a permanent building, a tent, or out of doors; arena theater …   Useful english dictionary

  • theatre-in-the-round — or arena stage Theatre in which the stage is located in the centre of the auditorium with the audience seated on all sides. The form evolved from Greek theatre and was used in medieval times. From the 17th century the proscenium stage limited… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”