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little theatre

noun
1.
(theatre, mainly US & Canadian) experimental or avant-garde drama, usually amateur, originating from a theatrical movement of the 1920s
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  • And every afternoon the little theatre was packed with spectators.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Here was the little theatre where Rousseau's plays were acted.

    Shawl-Straps Louisa M. Alcott
  • The history of this "little theatre" is not known in detail.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Thanks to Barberou, they penetrated into the green-room of a little theatre.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
  • I have closely overhauled the little theatre, and the carpenter and painter.

  • To be sure London was rather thin, but however the little theatre was open.

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen
  • She told him briefly as they hurried along with the others to the little theatre.

    Hour of Enchantment Roy J. Snell
  • Contiguous to the little theatre, the house of a sculptor has been cleared.

  • Then they all crowded into the little theatre; the funniest one you ever saw.

    Our Little French Cousin Blanche McManus
  • Mr. Goldberg engaged us for his little theatre at Willow Grove.

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith

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