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thes·pi·an

 (thĕs′pē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents.
2. Thespian Of or relating to Thespis.
n.
An actor or actress.

Thespian

(ˈθɛspɪən)
adj
1. (Biography) of or relating to Thespis
2. (Theatre) (usually not capital) of or relating to drama and the theatre; dramatic
n (usually not capital)
(Professions) often facetious an actor or actress

Thes•pi•an

(ˈθɛs pi ən)

adj.
1. (often l.c.) pertaining to tragedy or to the dramatic art in general.
2. of or characteristic of Thespis.
n.
3. (usu. l.c.) an actor or actress.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thespian - a theatrical performerthespian - a theatrical performer    
actress - a female actor
barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper - an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
comedian - an actor in a comedy
ham actor, ham - an unskilled actor who overacts
heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
ingenue - an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading man - actor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
reenactor - a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
scene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene; "babies are natural scene-stealers"
movie actor, screen actor - an actor who plays a role in a film
principal, star, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
extra, spear carrier, supernumerary - a minor actor in crowd scenes
tragedian - an actor who specializes in tragic roles
understudy, standby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
upstager - a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
walk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic production
Adj.1.thespian - of or relating to drama; "the movie director had thespian cooperation"

thespian

adjective
Of or relating to drama or the theater:
noun
A theatrical performer:
Translations

Thespian

[ˈθespɪən]
A. ADJ
1. (= of Thespis) → de Tespis
2. (fig) → dramático, trágico
B. Nactor m, actriz f

thespian

(liter, hum)
adjdramatisch; thespian artSchauspielkunst f
nMime m, → Mimin f
References in classic literature ?
Magic!" The scorn which Momaya crowded into that single word would have done credit to a Thespian of the first magnitude.
And that this Aeolic speaking poet was a Boeotian of Ascra seems even more certain, since the tradition is never once disputed, insignificant though the place was, even before its destruction by the Thespians.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives and friends of Kakamega drama teacher, thespian and community organiser Frandell Njite Esipisu who died after a short illness.
The Thespian Troupe began in 2002 as a club for students to practice their comedic skills.
A playwright, thespian, poet, teacher, critic and translator, he received several first prize awards from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
I don't want people to call me a legend or thespian. When people call you a thespian, it is your time to pack your bags.
The Merrillville Thespian Booster Club is calling to action local business leaders to support the Merrillville Drama Club with time and resources in support of the Merrillville High School Thespians.
The National Thespian Dramatic Honor Society for High Schools hosts its first National High School Drama Conference at Indiana University.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Veteran thespian Genco Erkal's new theater in ystanbul was inaugurated on Thursday evening with his newest play "YaE-amaya Dair -- Bursa Cezaevi'nden Mektuplar" (On Living -- Letters from Bursa Prison) -- the actor's stage adaptation of the work of 20th century poet Nazym Hikmet.
Rokem's definition of performance is quite simply "scripted embodiment." This is a wonderfully economical way to capture the idea of theatrical performing, or the existential condition of the thespian. If it is scripted--written--then the action embodied is secondary, derivative, meretricious, an imitation of an imitation of an imitation.
For Rokem, Plato is a paradigmatic ancient philosopher who embodies the thespian ideal.