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    What does "lines" mean here?
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    Though they seldom had any lines, Fred and Adele danced their way through a number of musical revues until in 1922 they were cast in "For Goodness' Sake" with songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Although they had sixth billing, they stole the show.

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    They didn't have to talk much, I believe; they had not much text.

    FRC

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    Thanks for replying.

    Text = topic?

    they seldom had any lines = they were taciturn?

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    No, the text is what actors must learn to play in dramas, movies etc. so that they know what to say and when to say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Thanks for replying.

    Text = topic?

    they seldom had any lines = they were taciturn?
    I agree with FRC.

    lines refers to dialogue (i.e., the lines/sentences of dialogue in the script).

    All the best, :D

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