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theater-in-the-round

[thee-uh-ter-in-thuh-round, theeuh-]
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noun
  1. arena theater.
  2. a style of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated on all sides of the performance area.
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Origin of theater-in-the-round

First recorded in 1945–50
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  • 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