In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1suplente masculinesobresaliente masculine
- She was called back for a second, then a third audition before being cast as an understudy to the lead.
- I was his understudy for a few years and I tried to learn as much as I could from him.
- It's a bit like the old fairy tale of an understudy in the theatre getting their chance when the real lead falls ill and given the opportunity commands the stage.
- This was the classic cliché - understudy steps in at the last moment and makes good.
- What is an understudy or replacement to do when he takes over a role vacated by a star?
- The understudy has had laryngitis for the past week.
- Shortly after making the move, she was hired as an understudy for the company.
- We should've just gotten an understudy for her role!
- Opera singers have ‘doubles’, or understudies, who are able to take over a role in case of the principal's absence.
- They don't have an understudy to take that role right now.
- He is standing to the side once again on this day, an understudy in this tumultuous theatre.
transitive verbunderstudies, understudying, understudied
1to understudy a role — aprenderse un papel para poder reemplazar a un actor en caso de necesidad
- Amy played Christine in the Millennium tour of Phantom, when she was understudying the role.
- There are several Juliets, at least two Romeos, and among the 32 dancers everyone seems to understudy everybody else.
- Brian said: ‘It puts her in a good place for understudying the lead roles and if things work out well she could find herself going on for a principal before too long.’
- After the auditions, she told me that she wanted me to understudy all of the parts, since I knew them already, just in case.
- When rehearsals began, she was so impressed with him that she made him understudy for Jason's leading role.
- He will understudy his successor who has an important role behind the scenes on the tour.
- Apparently their mate, who was understudying the lead, had gone on that night so they were there to support him.
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