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  • n  a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  • n  the art of writing and producing plays
  • n  a region in which active military operations are in progress
    he served in the Vietnam theater for three years

  • As a man of the theater, Peter Brook is more of a general than a visionary.
  • From fresh productions of old favorites to plays with a social message, children's theater is rapidly growing up.
  • All the world's a stage, from its ancient amphitheaters to its rocky shores, as Europe's theatergoers take to the great outdoors this summer.
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  • David Petraeus in Christian Science Monitor
    I do believe that there will be certain assets that ...... we'll be able to recommend can be either redeployed or not deployed to the theater in the fall,General Petraeus, now the senior four-star general in Iraq, told the Senate Armed...
  • Robert Gates in Dayton Daily News
    I've been wrestling for months to get more intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets into the theaterGates told the war college students. "Because people were stuck in old ways of doing business, it's been like pulling teeth."
  • Gay Talese in Forbes
    He could do anything he wanted to do - the movie business, writing, theater, politics,author Gay Talese said Saturday. "He never thought the boundaries were restricted. He'd go anywhere and try anything. He was a courageous person, a great...

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