More Advanced Vocabulary, Phrases & Collocations
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a cinema / theatre / opera-goer = someone who goes to the cinema / theatre / opera
"Theatre-goers will be familiar with his work, as he's appeared in many plays."
box office = place where you buy tickets for arts and entertainment events
"Box office sales for his new film have broken all records."
fiction = books which have invented stories, such as mysteries, thrillers, romance novels, etc
"Her bookcase is full of fiction - she reads a lot of romance."
non-fiction = books which are factual, such as memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, etc
"His book on nature is one of the most popular non-fiction work this year."
character = a person in a book or film
"He plays the main character in the film."
an adaptation = when a film is made from a book
"The adaptation of her ghost story was a huge success."
a remake = when a film is made again
"She's starring in a remake of a classic Hitchcock film."
a recording studio = where you can make music records
"The band have gone back into the recording studio to make a new album."
a stand-up (comedian) = someone who "stands up" in front of a live audience to make them laugh
"Every night, five stand-up comedians perform in the comedy club."
a soloist = a musician who plays / sings on their own ("solo") in parts of the music
"He's well-known as a trumpet soloist."
a TV appearance = when you're on television
"Her first TV appearance was at age five in a commercial."
play music / an instrument
play live (in front of an audience)
play a role = act a role
classical music = music such as symphonies, concertos, opera, etc
read music = when you understand the written music notes
high culture = theatre, opera, etc
popular culture = TV, films, etc
on (the movie) set = where a film is shot
"There were a lot of rumours about disagreements on set."
on (the) stage = at the theatre
"She first started acting on the stage."
on tour = when a band plays live in different places
"The Rolling Stones are on tour again!"
a plot twist = where there's a surprise in the story so that it all changes
to top the chart = to get to the top of the music charts
steal the scene = to act better than anyone else in the film scene
prime-time (chat show, etc) = a time when more people are watching