stage director


Definition of stage director

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Synonyms for stage director


director, regisseur (or régisseur)

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Examples of stage director in a Sentence

the stage director spent most of the rehearsal working with the actors to block out the scene

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Adam Driver plays the husband, a stage director, with Scarlett Johansson as his actress wife. Mark Feeney,, "Fall movies 2019: Dozens of titles coming soon to theaters," 6 Sep. 2019 Nielsen, the son of a stage director and an actress, grew up near theater’s imagined worlds. Cate Mcquaid,, "MFA takes visitors to ‘delectable’ fantasy worlds with two new exhibitions," 8 Aug. 2019 Prince was one of the most prolific and successful stage directors in history, with a venerated career that spanned six decades and netted him a staggering 21 Tony awards — more than any other person in history. Aja Romano, Vox, "Broadway director Harold Prince left an unparalleled legacy of masterworks," 1 Aug. 2019 Directors returning to Opera NEO this summer include conductor-harpsichordist Benjamin Bayl and stage director David Radamés Toro. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Cinderella’ kicks off Opera NEO season," 21 July 2019 Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac will reunite with stage director Sam Gold on a production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac to Star Off-Broadway in 'Three Sisters'," 16 July 2019 Why stage director Amy Hutchison chose to allow or encourage over-the-top, buffoonish acting remains a mystery, the sophomoric antics demeaning the score’s beauties. Howard Reich,, "Reviews: Jazz Institute’s 50th; Grant Park Orchestra’s ‘Missa Solemnis’; ‘Flower of Hawaii’," 30 June 2019 One recent example is veteran stage director Nataki Garrett’s recent appointment as artistic director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Makeda Easter,, "For race-specific theater companies, the fight for diversity onstage is far from over," 13 June 2019 The stage director Peter Sellars’s festival, in 2016, even ventured outside city limits, closing with a street party in nearby Santa Paula. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Ojai Will Never Be the Same, Thanks to His Musical Imagination," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of stage director

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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