mise–en–scène

play
noun \ˌmē-ˌzäⁿ-ˈsen, -ˈsān\

Definition of mise–en–scène

plural

mise–en–scènes

play \-ˈsen(z), -ˈsān(z)\
  1. 1a :  the arrangement of actors and scenery on a stage for a theatrical productionb :  stage setting

  2. 2a :  the physical setting of an action (as of a narrative or a motion picture) :  context <this ordinary house that became the mise–en–scène of an extraordinary drama — E. M. Lustgarten>b :  environment, milieu <enjoyed the mise–en–scène of suburban Miami>

Origin and Etymology of mise–en–scène

French mise en scène


First Known Use: 1833

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