theater, building, structure, or space in which dramatic performances take place. In its broadest sense theater can be defined as including everything connected with dramatic art—the play itself, the stage with its scenery and lighting, makeup, costumes, acting, and actors.
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- Medieval Theaters
- Related Articles
- Renaissance Theaters
- Ancient Greece
- Twentieth-Century Theaters
- Theaters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
- Ancient Rome and the Early Christian Era
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