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Dramatis personae   Listen
noun
Dramatis personae  n.  The actors in a drama or play.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Dramatis personae" Quotes from Famous Books



... a sample of the stories illustrated in a performance of the hula ki'i the following may be adduced, the dramatis personae of ...
— Unwritten Literature of Hawaii - The Sacred Songs of the Hula • Nathaniel Bright Emerson

... her foot in a rabbit-hole at or about the time the crossbow bolt whizzed innocuous over her head: she fell and threw both her riders. Gerard caught Margaret, but was carried down by her weight and impetus; and, behold, the soil was strewed with dramatis personae. ...
— The Cloister and the Hearth • Charles Reade

... has left us a record) I have seen but one opera in which the plot adheres to the Biblical story indicated by its title. That opera is Saint-Saens's "Samson et Dalila." I have seen others whose titles and dramatis personae suggested narratives found in Holy Writ, but in nearly all these cases it would be a profanation of the Book to call them Biblical operas. Those which come to mind are Goldmark's "Konigin von Saba," Massenet's "Herodiade" and Richard Strauss's "Salome." I have ...
— A Second Book of Operas • Henry Edward Krehbiel



Words linked to "Dramatis personae" :   ensemble, cast, assemblage, gathering, cast of characters, supporting players



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