from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents.
- adj. Of or relating to Thespis.
- n. An actor or actress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to drama and acting; dramatic, theatrical
- n. an actor or player
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Thespis; hence, relating to the drama; dramatic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or relating to Thespis, a semi-legendary Greek poet of Icaria in Attica, often called the father of tragedy; relating or pertaining to dramatic acting in general; dramatic; tragic: as, the Thespian art, the drama.
- n. An actor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a theatrical performer
- adj. of or relating to drama
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That sounded strange to me, so I called my thespian friend, Eric Oleson (it's okay to call him that because he's openly thespian).
Growing up, Suzy Berger would cringe when she was called a thespian.
Frankly I don't know why, it's not like his career has taken off in a different direction or anything, sure it's gone another way, but he's not become known as a thespian all of a sudden!
Giamatti’s tormented thespian is attempting to survive an especially grueling stage production of “Uncle Vanya.”
Very early I recall a thespian named Thoman, who was supported by a Julia Pelby.
AYH agree they shouldn't cut joffrey scene, and i also don't think they cut the hound. the cersei / luwin scene makes MUCH more sense, and would relate to the "world class thespian" not being in the pilot, but being in the series a little better than if the "thespian" were the hound.
I mean, putting lipstick on a drowning polar bear might create some special mutant kind of thespian polar bear that can act in live-action Coca Cola commercials and subsist entirely on spilled oil and cruise-ship exhaust.
While the readings may strike some as overly "thespian," they take on real drama with repeated listens.
They went right back to Thespis, the Greek poet and actor genuinely regarded as the father of drama, from whom the word "thespian" derives.
I remember he used the word "thespian", which I had no idea at the time what the word meant.