Definitions for repertoryˈrɛp ərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i
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a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
"the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism"; "has a large repertory of dialects and characters"
a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
a collection of things, or a place where such a collection is kept
a specific set of works that a company performs
a theater in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation.
a repertory company.
a place in which things are disposed in an orderly manner, so that they can be easily found, as the index of a book, a commonplace book, or the like
a treasury; a magazine; a storehouse
same as Repertoire
Origin: [L. repertorium, fr. reperire to find again; pref. re- re + parire, parere, to bring forth, procure: cf. F. rpertoire. Cf. Parent.]
A repertory theatre can be a Western theatre or opera production in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation or rotation. In the British system, however, it used to be that even quite small towns would support a rep and the resident company would present a different play every week, either a revival from the full range of classics or, if given the chance, a new play, once the rights had been released after a West End or Broadway run. However the companies were not known for trying out untried new work. The methods, now seldom seen, would be also used in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
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