Literature vs Theater - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between literature and theater
is that literature
is the body of all written works while theater
is theater, theatre.
* literatuer (obsolete)
The body of all written works.
The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
Written fiction of a high standard.
- The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
- However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature , because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008
* See also
* theatre (standard spelling in all English-speaking countries except the USA)
A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies, and so on.
* (rfdate) :
A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.
- The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life.
A lecture theatre.
(medicine) An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.
- His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.
(US) A cinema.
- This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!
Drama or performance as a profession or artform.
- We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.
- I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.
* The spelling (theatre) is the main spelling in British English, with (theater) being rare.
* In United States English, (theater) accounts for about 80 percent of usage in the major corpus of usage, COCA.