Definition of stock company in English:

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stock company

Pronunciation: /stäk ˈkəmp(ə)nē/

noun

North American
A repertory company that is largely based in one theater.
Example sentences
  • Whereas stars were associated with sure-fire old plays and revivals, especially Shakespeare, stock companies offered new plays, and especially melodrama, in order to compete.
  • Theatre work in stock companies led to hundreds of appearances on early 1950's TV programs, followed by his casting opposite Holliday in ‘It Should Happen To You’.
  • He once again gathered many of his stock company of performers around him.

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Syllabification: stock com·pa·ny

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