Definitions for: Understudy

[n] an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
[v] be an understudy or alternate for a role

Webster (1913) Definition: Un"der*stud`y, v. t. & i. (Theater)
To study, as another actor's part, in order to be his
substitute in an emergency; to study another actor's part.

Un"der*stud`y, n.
One who studies another's part with a view to assuming it in
an emergency.

Synonyms: alternate, standby

See Also: actor, con, histrion, learn, memorise, memorize, player, role player, thespian

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