Examples of thespian in a Sentence
a renowned thespian and director
although she's “acted” in a couple of horror movies, I'd hardly call her one of our more promising thespians
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One of the most famous extras was Alexis Bledel, then just a hopeful young Houston thespian.
The 88-year-old thespian unleashes a remarkable, Oscar-worthy performance that sparks the watchable but routine drama.
The Molina children heard about tryouts from fellow thespians at Red Door Theatre Company in the Deer Park/Pasadena area.
So no matter which way this goes, fans will be expecting something either sensational or thespian.
For a motorcycle-riding, hooker-sexing, dirty-joke-telling thespian, Cranston can come across as surprisingly square.
His role as thespian in Haverford plays was exceptional.
Thanks partly to Manning’s thespian projects, a local youngster is seeing his acting career take off.
The band of about 15 artists, artisans and carpenters, which Villar Rojas often likens to a roving thespian troupe, is composed mostly of close friends from Rosario, his hometown in Argentina, where his parents and brother also work for him.
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Greek drama was originally entirely performed by choruses. According to tradition, the Greek dramatist Thespis, of the 6th century B.C., was the inventor of tragedy and the first to write roles for the individual actor as distinct from the chorus, and the actor's exchanges with the chorus were the first dramatic dialogue. Since Thespis himself performed the individual parts in his own plays, he was also the first true actor. Ever since choruses disappeared from drama, thespians have filled all the roles in plays. Thespian is also an adjective; thus, we can speak of "thespian ambitions" and "thespian traditions", for example.
First Known Use of thespian
Synonymsimpersonator, mummer, player, thesp, actor, trouper
Related Wordsbarnstormer, enactor, entertainer, performer; actress, starlet; lead, leading lady, leading man, star; coactor, costar; extra, spear-carrier, supernumerary, walk-on; monologuist (or monologist); prima donna, scene-stealer; double, understudy; comedian, farceur; tragedian, tragedienne; ape, aper, ham, imitator, impressionist, masker, masquerader, mime, mimic, pantomime, pantomimist, personator, poser; buffoon, clown, harlequin, stooge, zany
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