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Dual role


Dual role refers to one actor playing two or more roles, which may be deliberately scripted in a play or film, or merely be a by-product of a low budget. In a theatrical production where more than one actor plays multiple characters, it is sometimes referred to as an "Ironman" cast. In film and television, a dual role is commonly used either for comic effect or to depict identical twins.

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Google previewDictionary of Medical Sociology (1997)

by William C. Cockerham, Ferris Joseph Ritchey

In terms of role dimensions, caregiving to the frail elderly is a potentially stressful dual role, with both patient and provider obligations, but lacking both patient and provider privileges (Clair, Ritchey, and Allman 1994). Physicians, for instance ...

Google previewMotivation in Grammar and the Lexicon (2011)

by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Günter Radden

Dual role of a participant: Case marking of the doer in deontic must and Hungarian kell It is ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2012)

by James Hoare

Chosen soren plays a dual role. Because the DPRK has no diplomatic relations or official presence in Japan, Chosen soren has tried to act as an unofficial channel between the governments of the two countries. It is also a pressure group for ...

Google previewDictionary of Sociology (2012)

by Tony Lawson, Joan Garrod

dual role of women drapetomania: literally, “running away madness,” defined by doctors in the slaveowning southern states as the medical reason for runaways. Despite the lack of any biological evidence of its existence, the term functioned ...

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

BASOW DUAL ROLE is the double job of the woman who is employed full-time and also has the complete or major responsibility for the care of home and children. A growing number of women who head single-parent households ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

They envisaged a dual role for the station: a defensive post against both European trading rivals and the local Khoi, as well as a source of fresh water and food for passing ships. The early years were not easy. Although cattle and sheep were ...

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