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Words used to describe performers or performances

all-star

adjective

containing only very famous or very good performers or sports players

bankable

adjective

a bankable actor or performer is very popular, and therefore likely to make a movie or show a financial success

debut

adjective

a debut CD, appearance, novel, etc. is the first that a performer, sports player, writer, etc. makes

evergreen

adjective

used about performers, songs, and other people or things that have been popular and successful for a long time

guest

adjective

appearing by invitation to perform at an event

interpretative

adjective

interpretive

interpretive

adjective

relating to how you explain or understand something or perform a piece of music, a part in a play, etc.

live

adjective

a live performance is given before an audience

live

adjective

a live recording is made during a performance and not in a studio

live

adverb

if something is performed live, it is performed before an audience

live

adverb

if something is recorded live, it is recorded during a concert and not in a studio

off-screen

adjective, adverb

in the real life of an actor

offstage

adjective, adverb

used for describing what an actor is really like, when they are not acting in a play or movie

rendering

noun

the way a piece of music, poem, movie, play, etc. is performed

rendition

noun

a particular way of performing a song, poem, piece of music, etc.

schtick

noun

the type of humor that a particular comedian uses

solo

adjective

performing alone, not as part of a band, orchestra, etc.

stagey

another spelling of stagy

stagy

adjective

not natural, like the performance of a bad actor

stand-up

adjective

consisting of one person standing in front of an audience and entertaining them by telling jokes

stellar

adjective

a stellar performance, achievement, piece of work, etc. is extremely good

straight

adjective

a straight actor or entertainer is one who only performs serious parts

straight

adjective

straight entertainment is serious and not humorous

underrated

adjective

if a person or thing is underrated, especially a performer, writer, or sports player, most people do not recognize how good that person or thing really is

unmissable

adjective

a movie, play, etc. that is unmissable is so good that you think everyone should see it

virtuoso

noun

used for describing a performance or a performer

weak

adjective

a weak player, performer, etc. is one who is not good at playing, performing, etc.

wooden

adjective

an actor who is wooden does not express enough emotion in their performance

interpretively

adverb

stagily

adverb

in the round

performed on a stage surrounded by an audience

on the road

if entertainers are on the road, they are traveling to many different places to perform

starving actor/artist/writer

someone who does not have much money because they choose to spend their time on their art rather than take a job that pays more money

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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