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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Juveniles (3 syl.),
 
in theatrical parlance, means those actors who play young men’s parts, whether in tragedy, melodrama, or light comedy. Thus a manager scoring a play would write against Hamlet, not the name of the actor, but “the leading Juvenile.”   1
 


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