Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").
The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold a record US$1.36 billion worth of tickets in 2014, an increase of 14% over the previous year. Attendance in 2014 stood at 13.13 million, a 13% increase over 2013.
The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.
In warfare, a theater or theatre (see spelling differences) is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing. A theater can include the entirety of the air, space, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.
Theater of war
In his book On War, Carl von Clausewitz defines the term as one that:
Denotes properly such a portion of the space over which war prevails as has its boundaries protected, and thus possesses a kind of independence. This protection may consist in fortresses, or important natural obstacles presented by the country, or even in its being separated by a considerable distance from the rest of the space embraced in the war. Such a portion is not a mere piece of the whole, but a small whole complete in itself; and consequently it is more or less in such a condition that changes which take place at other points in the seat of war have only an indirect and no direct influence upon it. To give an adequate idea of this, we may suppose that on this portion an advance is made, whilst in another quarter a retreat is taking place, or that upon the one an army is acting defensively, whilst an offensive is being carried on upon the other. Such a clearly defined idea as this is not capable of universal application; it is here used merely to indicate the line of distinction.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
OSAKA--With only nine seats, a movie theater here is offering film showings in the lap of luxury and protection against the novel coronavirus ... Keisuke Inoue, general manager at the multiplex, said the theater offers an experience that is a cut above streaming services at home ... Other theaters also come with lie-flat and reclining seats.
Theater is a vital part of a city's public cultural infrastructure, its relationship with the city reflects the links between culture and society in general. For citizens, theater is spiritual place as well as a carrier of public cultural services, which also instills a trace of warmth to the concrete and steel of a city.
Lucy, 5, of CedarRapids picks up her drink during a private screening of Minions with her mom, Staci Vigil, at the MarcusTheater in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 ... “We’re confident the theater experience is here to stay ... General manager Jeff Ondler poses for a photo at the Marcus Theater in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
“This is also the most adorable old theater you have ever set foot in. I love walking people into the theater for the first time because I get to hand them their jaw off the floor.” ... The downtown theater has survived thanks, in part, to a pandemic-era federal loan ... Generally, the major theater chains get an exclusive for awhile.”.
The region's only drive-in theater opens this weekend for a second season saddled with COVID-19 restrictions ... The pandemic delayed the theater's 2020 opening until mid-May ... General McLane, Fort LeBoeuf and North East high schools booked the theater to screen virtual commencement ceremonies when traditional events were canceled last year.
The free, virtual Haudenosaunee Filmmakers Festival will take place April 19-25 ... “I remember growing up and listening to the grandmas, them hearing about feminism,” she says ... Talk to us. FRONT-ROW SEAT is a column that showcases the area’s art, music, theater, film and general all-around creative scene ... Facebook. Twitter. Email.