theatrical role


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Noun1.theatrical role - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
personation, portrayal, characterization, enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
bit part, minor role - a small role
heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
ingenue - the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
name part, title role - the role of the character after whom the play is named
heroine - the main good female character in a work of fiction
baddie, villain - the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
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Thus, Nero was able to assume any theatrical role he wanted.
After winning the sixth series of ITV's X Factor programme in 2009, Joseph is his first major theatrical role. This levelheaded young man, who has a superb singing voice, is a major 'export' from the North East, of whom it can be very proud.
After hitting the heights to win the sixth series of ITV's X Factor programme in 2009, Joseph is his first major theatrical role. This level-headed young man, who has a superb singing voice, is a major 'export' from the North East, of whom it can be very proud.
He said that pro-India politicians and their parties were used for politics of deception by their Indian masters and after every six years we see a change in their theatrical role; one assuming power and another taking the charge of opposition.
Hillerman landed his first professional theatrical role in Middleton, Ohio, after graduating from the University of Texas and then went on to appear in productions at The Cincinnati Playhouse.
Both of these terms chafe against the work set down for them, but the manner of their chafing marks an epochal transformation of drama's theatrical role. The globe chafes famously, even brazenly.
The 1961 film version, with Sidney Poitier reprising his theatrical role, was also widely acclaimed.
The star of the show is Talal el-Jurdi, who plays the likeable but fatefully tactless Adel, longtime boyfriend of Stephanie (Nadine Labaki, in her first theatrical role).
"Abou Ibrahim has proven to be a big failure performing his theatrical role," Zgheib told the National News Agency, holding Turkey fully responsible for returning the 11 abductees safe and sound to Lebanon.
In her latest theatrical role, Jill has the challenging task of playing Beverly, the part made famous by Alison Steadman in the original BBC TV play.
Robert Powell's relishing his latest theatrical role, although he does prefer television as an acting medium