Character Actor

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Character Actor

 

an actor depicting a character that is distinctive in terms of social class, outward appearance, and world view. The concept of the character actor has been rejected by the realistic theater; in the modern theater it is used only to emphasize a dominant characteristic of an actor’s individuality.

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