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One common grave, according to Garrick, covers the actor and his art.

It was all in his favour that he should have been forced at first to win his spurs as an actor.

Could anything be more dull than the life of an actor in a repertory theatre?

All these actor cheps know it, so of course 'e'd 'a' known abaht it, too.

Montigny had been an actor, and was plump and good-humoured.

However that may be, it is certain that the actor is jealous of the actress.

No French actor could have done it better than nature did it for him.

I thoroughly enjoyed this struggle between the man and the actor.

He also went to the theater, although he thought it unworthy of a Roman to be an actor.

Molire's training as an actor does affect the dramaturgic quality of his comedies.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.

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