table read(redirected from a table-read)
A gathering in which cast members of a TV show, film, or play read through a script together, often for the first time. This is usually done in the presence of studio executives, directors, and producers, typically around a table. Honestly, it was such an emotional episode that everyone was crying at the table read.
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