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box office

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That part of a theatre devoted to the selling of seats. The name dates from the time when the majority of seats in the house, except in the gallery, were ...
Drury Lane

Drury Lane  

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The site in London of the Theatre Royal, one of London's most famous theatres, where Nell Gwyn (1650–87) is said to have sold oranges. While under Sheridan's managament in the late 18th century, it ...
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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
180 words
in the 19th-century theatre building the highest and cheapest seats in the house, usually unbookable. The seating generally consisted of wooden benches, in some cases without backs. The ... More

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