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Light Comedian (A)


in theatrical parlance, is one who performs in what is called legitimate comedy, but is very different to the “low comedian,” who is a farceur. Orlando, in As You Like It, might be taken by a “light comedian,” but not by a “low comedian.” Tony Lumpkin and Paul Pry are parts for a “low comedian,” but not for a “light comedian.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.)
Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
Lifting (The)
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger
Light Comedian (A)
Light Horsemen
Light Troops
Light-armed Artillery
Light as a Feather
Light-fingered Gentry (The)
Light Gains make a heavy Purse
Light of One’s Countenance (The)
Light of the Age
Light of the Harem