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Synonyms for understudy

Synonyms for understudy

an actor able to replace a regular performer when required

be an understudy or alternate for a role

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The result is mesmerizing and deserves a wide readership not simply because the stories illuminate the social and religious history of an understudied region of early modern Europe, but because Harline and Put tell them with such care and vibrancy.
Still, these caveats shrink to relatively minor criticisms in the face of Chowning's considerable accomplishment in knitting together economic and political developments for an important but understudied area of Mexico, framing her study with a subtle research agenda and a relatively novel periodization, and delivering her findings with scrupulous attention to detail and in thoughtful, clear, and evocative writing.
So far for the Los Angeles Opera, he has sung roles in Salome, La Traviata, and Rigoletto, and has understudied other parts.
In ninth grade, he started a computer consulting business, and he has understudied a role in a Broadway musical.
I have also performed in Western Symphony, Symphony in Three Movements, Symphony in C, Ballade, Back Concerto V, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Carousel: A Dance, and have understudied Square Dance, Eigh!
The much understudied, but also much polemicized practice of censorship could not have found a keener historian than Peter Godman, nor at a more auspicious moment.