Definition of Title role

1. Noun. The role of the character after whom the play is named.

Exact synonyms: Name Part
Generic synonyms: Character, Part, Persona, Role, Theatrical Role

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Title Role

title case
title character
title characters
title deed
title deeds
title defect
title defects
title of respect
title page
title pages
title policy
title role (current term)
title track

Literary usage of Title role

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Who's who in Music and Drama: An Encyclopedia of Biography of Notable Men by Harry Prescott hanaford, Dixie Hines (1914)
"Viola in Twelfth Night, Desdemona in Othello, Nora in A Doll's House, title role in Hedda Gabler, Rebecca In Rosmersholm, Regene In Gespenster, title role ..."

2. The German Drama in English on the Philadelphia Stage from 1794 to 1830 by Charles Frederic Brede (1918)
"... May 22, and June 23, Mrs. Duff's benefit and Wood in title role; Macbeth, March 13; Merchant of Venice, December 18, February 25, June 14; Richard III, ..."

3. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"CYRANO DE BERGERAC, by Edmond Rostand, was produced December 28, 1897, at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin, with Constant Coquelin in the title role and ..."

4. Molière: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Chatfield-Taylor (1906)
"Moliere in the title role. Moliere lends his father, under the name of the latter's friend, Jacques Rohault, the sum of Soco livres- First performance of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"'Chantecler' originally had been written for the French actor, M. Coquelin, who died before rehearsals and the title-role was then given ..."

6. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"The protagonist naturally undertook the character in which the interest of the piece was intended to centre; not always the title-role, unless it were that ..."

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