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A person seated out of sight of the audience who supplies a forgotten word or line to an actor during the performance of a play.→ prompt
- ‘This is a live recording, and the prompter, audience, and stage movement all make their presence known.’
- ‘I am front stage and centre without a script, without a prompter and most definitely without backup of any type or sort.’
- ‘Did you ever think Meryl Streep would be your prompter?’
- ‘The prompters had to have good eyesight as they generally had to depend on candlelight to read the script.’
- ‘The cast was rehearsing without scripts in hand for only the second time, and the prompter was getting a reasonable workout.’
- ‘At the last minute, we decided to seat the language coach backstage as a prompter.’
- ‘There are four full-time and two part-time prompters at the Met.’
- ‘For, as Derrida writes, ‘What is tragic is not the impossibility but the necessity of repetition’ and, we might add, the necessity of the prompter.’
- ‘So I have to ad-lib the thing, which in and of itself is hard, but I can hardly see the prompter.’
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