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understudy

an actor or actress who studies a part so as to be able to replace the usual actor or actress if necessary
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Understudies that are distracting, disrespectful or attention-seeking are missing the point of the process and can lead to principal dancers feeling offended.
Stoughton (2007) characterized classroom administration as one of the things that an instructor does to compose understudies, space, time and materials so that direction in substance and understudy learning can occur.
Pilot study for instruments acceptance and unwavering quality was led on a little specimen (50 understudies) of populace before information gathering.
This choice of more than 2,000 practice questions furnishes understudies with however much information as could reasonably be expected proceeding written work any of the examinations.
In England, for illustration, 80% of therapeutic understudies began smoking while they were at school.
Third-year students in the FSU/Asolo Conservatory usually perform in sup porting roles in Asolo Rep productions, and occasionally get to go on in larger roles for a performance or two as understudies. But as understudies.
John McMurray, head of casting at ENO said: "We were very excited when we first heard Rhian in audition and we straight away offered her understudies in our new productions of Don Giovanni and The Return of Ulysses.
Film looks at the world of Off Broadway understudies through the eyes of an actress who's been stuck in the neither-on-nor-off-stage life for much too long.
But only a few of these substances appear to hold feature roles in dinner theater, while the rest serve as understudies or the chorus.
He then proceeded to tell me that Anna Lucasta, which had recently opened at the Civic Theatre in Chicago, was looking locally for understudies. He told me to go to the Civic Theatre on Wednesday afternoon after the matinee and ask for a man named Harry Wagstaff Gribble, who was the director of the show.