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little theater

noun
1.
generally noncommercial drama, usually of an experimental nature and directed at a limited audience.
2.
a small theater, producing plays whose effectiveness would be lost in larger houses.
3.
amateur theatricals.
Origin of little theater
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Book tells of the origin of the little theater in Fargo and of the movement in general.

    North Dakota Various
  • Every variety of evil is spread before them on the stage of our little theater.

    The Prodigal Village Irving Bacheller
  • He had just set up his little theater, and the people were sitting round to see the play.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • First he went to the little theater, and found them just concluding a rehearsal.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • He took her back to Paris, where he had a little theater, a hall of the dance—but he grew worse again, and came back here.

    The Holladay Case Burton E. Stevenson
  • So it will be seen that they carried with them their own little theater, church and hotel.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • And has Maida a little theater of her own and a doll-house as big as a cottage?

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • She said that you said that you had a big doll-house and a little theater all your own.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin

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