[thee-uh-ter-in-thuh-round, theeuh-]


a style of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated on all sides of the performance area.

Origin of theater-in-the-round

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of theater-in-the-round

  • The curtain lifted on his theater-in-the-round set to reveal models perched on the white horses of a mirrored carousel.

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    Paris’s Fashion Finale

    Robin Givhan

    October 6, 2011

Historical Examples of theater-in-the-round

  • It stood like an alabaster stele in the center of an immense chamber arranged like a theater-in-the-round.

    The Ambassador

    Samuel Kimball Merwin