Definition of read-through in English:



  • An initial rehearsal of a play at which actors read their parts from scripts.

    • ‘The first read-through having gone well, the actors were given a half-hour break before coming back to rehearsal; only Clark stayed behind, not in the mood for walking around with the others.’
    • ‘Sue and I have a few scenes together this time around but often we only meet at read-throughs.’
    • ‘The cast moved seats into a circle for the first read-through of their scripts.’
    • ‘These are a little complicated, and it took me a few read-throughs to figure it out.’
    • ‘We see the script read-through, which reveals Lee's excellent working relationship with his cast.’
    • ‘After reading it through for the fiftieth time I started to hallucinate and after another couple of read-throughs I very nearly gave up the will to live).’
    • ‘But the cast is ‘way more comfortable than their peers’ with such issues, Martin realized, especially when he found them discussing gay rights with a positive slant at the read-through.’
    • ‘‘Everyone who works there is welcome to attend the read-through: it's the only theatre that does that, and I've never encountered that before, but it means everyone feels like it is their play,’ she says.’
    • ‘Six scripts will be selected for development - this stage will involve read-throughs and workshops with the participating theatres.’
    • ‘Yeah, we had read-throughs every week during the writing sessions, and everyone got to give notes on everything.’
    • ‘Anyone keen to audition is welcome to attend a read-through at the school tonight at 7.30 pm.’
    • ‘After the first read-through, the star demands rewrites.’
    • ‘At the read-through, she hid behind her script.’
    • ‘Your writer has done a small disservice to our craft of acting by making it look like all actors do is have a round-table read-through and giggle and magically an episode appears.’
    • ‘The money will help cover solicitor's fees, read-throughs, director and creative team fees, and generally get the show up on its feet.’
    • ‘I love that you point out the silly typos I continue to miss even after many read-throughs.’
    • ‘Tomorrow night we'll start off with a read-through with full cast, at seven-thirty.’
    • ‘If the read-through goes well, I'll assume everything's going to be fine.’
    • ‘It's the same Wednesday read-throughs, and the scripts have to be in Tuesday and the rehearsal done on Friday.’
    • ‘Six scripts will be selected for the next stage of read-throughs and workshops with the participating theatres.’
    inspect, examine, check, monitor, read through, look through, scan, run through, cast an eye over, leaf through, flick through, flip through, browse, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, take stock of, view, peruse
    View synonyms