Definition of stock company in English:

stock company

Line breaks: stock com|pany

noun

North American
  • A repertory company that is largely based in one theatre.
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    • 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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