Origin of Thespian
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In the installation, the British thespian would sleep in a glass box in the museum with nothing but pillows and a water jug.Lady Gaga, John Lennon & More Celebs Doing Performance Art (VIDEO)|Rachel Osman , Victoria Kezra|August 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brooding British thespian Henry Cavill (famous to Showtime fans of The Tudors) is on tap as the new Superman.
His sublimated rage at Madonna notwithstanding, he is happy to defend her as a thespian.
Such egotism as the rest of creation entertains is watered brandy to that of the Thespian.The Footlights Fore and Aft|Channing Pollock
Meanwhile the sometime gallant Thespian is in a sad plight, from having little to do and little pay for it.
Their interpolations are regarded as heirlooms in the Thespian family.A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
Of the three others, less known, the Thespian was placed next to the statue of Phryne, as contrasting divine with human beauty.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
It was quite exciting being ushered into a private office in the Thespian National Bank.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
noun (usually not capital)
1670s, "of or pertaining to tragedy or dramatic acting," from Greek Thespis, poet of 6c. B.C.E., the traditional father of Greek tragedy. The names is literally "inspired by the gods."
"an actor," 1827, from thespian (adj.). Short form thesp is attested from 1962.