command performance


command performance
  a great performance in a film by an actor, sometimes referring to the one before his or her death; it originally referred to a special performance that was requested by a sovereign, royal, head of state, or other important person

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • Command performance — is an occasion that one is obliged to attend, as in, My boss s invitations to dinner are always a command performance . This term originally (late 1800s) denoted a theatrical or musical performance presented at the behest of a sovereign or head… …   Wikipedia

  • command performance — command performances N COUNT A command performance is a special performance of a play or show which is given for a head of state …   English dictionary

  • command performance — n. a performance, as of a play, put on as for a ruler by command or request …   English World dictionary

  • command performance — ► NOUN ▪ a presentation of a play, concert, or film at the request of royalty …   English terms dictionary

  • Command Performance — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Command Performance Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Command Performance — Click here for the Royal Variety Performance, which is often called the Command Performance. Command Performance is a radio program which originally aired between 1942 and 1949 in the United States. The program aired on the Armed Forces Radio… …   Wikipedia

  • command performance — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms command performance : singular command performance plural command performances theatre, cinema a special performance of a show, play, or film given for a king, queen, or president …   English dictionary

  • command performance — a performance of a play, opera, ballet, or the like, given at the request of a sovereign or head of state. [1895 1900] * * * noun, pl ⋯ mances [count] : a special performance of a concert, play, etc., that is done at the request of an important… …   Useful english dictionary

  • command performance — /kəmænd pəˈfɔməns/ (say kuhmand puh fawmuhns) noun a performance of a play, etc., by royal command …   Australian English dictionary

  • command performance — a performance of a play, opera, ballet, or the like, given at the request of a sovereign or head of state. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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