Anamoslema
what is the difference between theater and playhouse?!!  When we say  for example ( The restoration theater ) , ( the Elizabethan playhouse )
I want to know what is the difference please  .
Oct 2, 2016 7:41 PM
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(I'm a U.S. native speaker). I don't believe there's any difference at all. "Theatre" or "Theater" is by far the most common, ordinary term nowadays.

Checking a dictionary, it simply gives "theater" as the first definition for "playhouse," with no notes or explanation.

Wikipedia says that "Playhouse is a common Elizabethan term for a theatre, especially those built in London such as The Globe and The Rose." That would explain why "playhouse" is used when discussing Elizabethan theater.

A quick Google search of Shakespeare's works at shakespeare.mit.edu shows that Shakespeare himself used both "theatre" and "playhouse," a couple of times each.

October 2, 2016
Thanks so much Mr.Dan Smith 

so , as I understood that they are the same .And The Globe & The Rose the most famous theaters in this time and when we want to talk about the Elizabethan playhouse .We can talk about the theaters in general.Right?



October 3, 2016
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