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It is all untrue; actors were then, as now, only mummers without judgement.

There are a few who are so perfect that they do not seem to be actors at all.

Though I believe one reason of their depravity is the badness of the actors.

"There is no of course in it, when men are the actors," dissented Mrs. Jenkins.

These strange-looking individuals did not belong to the world of actors.

He makes the actors, and they do not act,—they are their part.

The actors stopped their music and fell down on the stage in prayer.

The official is at once informed and he sends for a company of actors.

I have the actors, I have the costumes ready, just leave it to me.

It was, indeed, a good face to build on, as actors say in regard to make-up.

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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