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1. the first public performance of a film, play, opera, etc.
2. the leading lady in a theatre company
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the first public showing of a new or revived theatre production, a variety or circus show, a motion picture, or a film made for television. A new work in a repertoire is also often called a premiere.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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