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Drama vs. Theatre

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Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Theatrenoun

alternative spelling of theater

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Theatrenoun

a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented;

‘the house was full’;

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

Theatrenoun

the art of writing and producing plays

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Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Theatrenoun

a region in which active military operations are in progress;

‘the army was in the field awaiting action’; ‘he served in the Vietnam theater for three years’;

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Theatrenoun

a building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given.

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

Theatrenoun

the activity or profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays

‘what made you want to go into the theatre?’;

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Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

Theatrenoun

a play or other activity or presentation considered in terms of its dramatic quality

‘this is intense, moving, and inspiring theatre’;

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Theatrenoun

a cinema.

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

Theatrenoun

a room or hall for lectures with seats in tiers.

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Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Theatrenoun

an operating theatre

‘respiratory function is carefully controlled and monitored throughout the patient's stay in theatre’; ‘the theatre nurse’;

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Theatrenoun

the area in which something happens

‘a new theatre of war has been opened up’;

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Theatrenoun

denoting weapons intermediate between tactical and strategic

‘he was working on theatre defence missiles’;

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Theatre

Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance.

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

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