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Leading Man, Leading Woman Lady
   In a stock company, the leading man and leading woman roles were the major roles in the play and were cast according to those lines of business. However, if a star performed with the stock company, the star would take that role while the leading man or leading lady would either step down to a supporting role or be at rest during the star's engagement.

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