Definition of Promptbook

1. Noun. The copy of the playscript used by the prompter.

Exact synonyms: Prompt Copy
Generic synonyms: Book, Playscript, Script



Definition of Promptbook

1. n. The book used by a prompter of a theater.

Definition of Promptbook

1. Noun. An annotated copy of a script used by a prompter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Promptbook

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Promptbook

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promotion system
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promotiveness
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promotors
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promptbook (current term)
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promptness

Literary usage of Promptbook

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1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations by New York Public Library (1915)
"Manuscript promptbook. NCOF Collyer, Dan. Christmas eve in the South; or, ... NCOF Manuscript promptbook. Jack Cade, the captain of the commons. A tragedy. ..."

2. A Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Works of Art, Antiquities and Relics by Clarence Hopper (1868)
"The Second Part of Henry IV., as performed at the Theatres Royal, regulated from the promptbook. 8vo. Lond. nd 524. The Comedy of Errors, the folio edition ..."

3. The Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Comedy in Five Acts by William Shakespeare (1846)
"CHARLES KEAN for the loan of the carefully-revised promptbook from which our copy was prepared. The stage directions in this edition will he found unusually ..."

4. The Bookman (1903)
"... and studying them at leisure, in the promptbook, in addition to witnessing performances of them on the stage. Mr. Phillips's dramas are published, ..."

5. Shakespeare from Betterton to Irving by George Clinton Densmore Odell (1920)
"The first of these is described succinctly in the promptbook; "Scene.—Sea-Shore.—Open Sea beyond it. A grand sea-fight, which ends in the defeat of Antony ..."

6. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"Macbeth, a Tragedy, from the promptbook of Drury Lane. Load. 1773, 12mo. — Revised as acted at Covent Garden, 1803, Svo. —As performed at the Theatres Royal ..."

7. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1874)
"A study of the promptbook had been promised ; but the prompter was not to bo found ; he was probably at the races, and his book with him. ..."

8. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1896)
"The auditorium was shrouded in darkness; in front of the stage, near the footlights (only no footlights were lit), sat Dick Wilder, promptbook in hand, ..."

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