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Definition of actor-manager in English:

noun

A person who is both manager and actor in a theatre company.
Example sentences
  • In a time that now seems distant, traveling theatrical repertory companies under the aegis of actor-managers like Laurence Olivier were a common phenomenon.
  • In spite of losing some £65,000 as an actor-manager at the Old Vic for eight years, he wrote in a letter that there are ‘few occupations more delightful than administering a theatre with imagination and dignity’.
  • The great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick performed a work entitled ‘Prologue for Mother Shipton to a New Speaking pantomime’.

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