In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- In spite of losing some £65,000 as an actor-manager at the Old Vic for eight years, he wrote in a letter that there are ‘few occupations more delightful than administering a theatre with imagination and dignity’.
- Her dancing master, well connected, was enchanted enough to introduce her to the most eminent actor-manager of the day, David Garrick.
- One of the first to spot my potential was the renowned actor-manager Sir Arthur Astoria.
- In a time that now seems distant, traveling theatrical repertory companies under the aegis of actor-managers like Laurence Olivier were a common phenomenon.
- The great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick performed a work entitled ‘Prologue for Mother Shipton to a New Speaking pantomime’.
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