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Thespis (thĕs´pĬs), fl. 534 BC, of Icaria in Attica. In Greek tradition, he was the inventor of tragedy. Almost nothing is known of his life or works. He is supposed to have modified the dithyramb (which had been, in effect, exchanges between the leader and the chorus) by introducing an actor separate from the chorus. This actor was called the hypocrite or "responder." Thus there developed a spoken dialogue.

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Thespis (6th century bc), Greek dramatic poet, regarded as the founder of Greek tragedy; Aristotle named him the originator of the role of the actor in addition to the traditional chorus. His name gives rise to the word thespian.

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Thespis (6th century bc) Greek writer, according to tradition, the inventor of tragedy. He is also said to have introduced a character separate from the chorus, who provided dialogue by responding to the chorus' comments.

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Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old. ‘Grotesque opera’ by Sullivan to lib. by Gilbert (their first collab.). Score now lost. Prod. London 1871.

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