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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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.
Iain’s demeanor is a mixture of carefree kid and astute thespian.
His role as thespian in Haverford plays was exceptional.
The group of thespians reached out to Nash’at Mubarak, a professor of theater at Mosul University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, who helped write a play for the theater troop.
Its subject looms large in our cultural memory while remaining a limited thespian whose go-to move was leaning forward, iron jaw extended, as if forever contemplating where to get a good steak.
Since mid-June, almost 30 budding thespians have been rehearsing under the direction of Laurel resident Michael Hartsfield and returning Playhouse musical director Mimi McGinniss.
And all hail Ethiopian-Irish thespian Ruth Negga as Jesse’s pancake-making grifter girlfriend Tulip.
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Did You Know?
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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