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    Posted by Y-Swallows (U14861837) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    Acoording to a dictionary, 'theater (countable)' means 'a building or place with a stage where plays and shows are performed.' Does 'a theater' in the following passage have the same meaning? Does the sentence mean 'She entered a singing competition to join the staff of a theater'?
    Thank you.

    In Czechoslovakia at this time, there was a popular singer named Marta Kubisova. Music had been a part of her life from an early age. At the age of 18, she entered a singing competition for a theater and won. Her career as a singer began.

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    Posted by zl_bbc (U14552627) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    I don't know what do you want to know, but I know that M.K. won the competition and it was for her a begin of her career.
    I've read the original Czech text (I remember who was M.K. but was curious), and this theater was called "The Stop Theater". Your text mentions "a theater" without a name, probably that''s why it is "A theater" as "any theater". Then she was a part of the staff in this theater. I apologise for mistakes - I still learn English.

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