le théâtre

This page offers a complete list of French theater terms, including various kinds of shows and names of people involved.

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actun acte
aisle seatplace côté couloir
applausel’applaudissement (m)
asideun aparté
audienceles spectateurs (m, pl), le public
backdrople décor, l’arrière-plan (m)
backstageen coulisses
balconyle balcon
castles acteurs (m), les comédiens (m)
comedianun acteur, une actrice
comedyune comédie
costumeun costume
curtainun rideau de scène
dramaun drame
encoreun rappel
heroun héros
heroineune héroïne
intermissionun entracte
leading rolele premier rôle
lobbyle hall
makeuple maquillage
mimeun(e) mime
minor roleun petit rôle
musicla musique
musical scoreune bande originale
orchestral’orchestre (m)
orchestra pitune fosse d’orchestre
pantomimeune pantomime
playune pièce de théâtre
plotune intrigue
productionune mis en scène
programun programme
promptun réplique
rehearsalune répétition
sceneune scène
sceneryle décore
scriptle script, le texte
seatingles places
sound trackune bande sonore
theaterle théâtre
ticket boothle guichet, la billetterie
to actjouer
to applaudapplaudir
tragedyla tragédie
usherun placeur, une placeuse
I’d like to see a play.J’aimerais bien voir une pièce.
Do you have a program?Avez-vous un programme?
Have you already seen this film?Est-ce que tu as vu ce film déjà?
Who is the star in the movie?Qui est la vedette dans le film?
Did you like the play?Est-ce que tu as aimé la pièce?
I love this actor/actresse.J’aime cet acteur/cette actrice!
I’d like to see a play.J’aimerais bien voir une pièce de théâtre.
Is it in English or French?Est-ce que c’est en anglais ou français?
Excuse me, these seats are taken.Excusez-moi, ces places sont prises.
Yes, I’ve seen it already.Oui, je l’ai déjà vu.
Yes, I liked it. No. I didn’t like it.Oui, j’ai l’ai aimé. Non, je ne l’ai pas aimé.
I don’t like plays that are too long.Je n’aime pas les pièce trop longues.
This actor is very well known.Cet acteur est très connu.
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