theater-in-the-round

[ thee-uh-ter-in-thuh-round, theeuh- ]
/ ˈθi ə tər ɪn ðəˈraʊnd, ˈθiə- /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. theater,
  2. theater of cruelty,
  3. theater of operations,
  4. theater of the absurd,
  5. theater of war,
  6. theatergoer,
  7. theatine,
  8. theatines,
  9. theatre,
  10. theatre of cruelty

Origin of theater-in-the-round

First recorded in 1945–50

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Examples from the Web for 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