Thespis

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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.

Thespis

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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.

Thespis

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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.