stage play

noun

: a play that is written to be performed on a stage
She's currently adapting a stage play for the big screen.

Examples of stage play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather, the source material is the 1976 novel by Manuel Puig, which was adapted, first, into a 1983 stage play, and then into a 1985 film starring William Hurt, in an Oscar-winning performance, and Raul Julia. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 6 Dec. 2023 An opera in concert is basically the musical equivalent of a read-through of a stage play: there’s the music and the singing, but no acting. Nicholas Gallagher, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 It has been adapted for the big screen twice before, in 1932 and 1957, and has also served as the basis for a stage play and 1966 miniseries. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 7 Dec. 2023 But when she was quarantined during COVID, Ryan received a draft of the What Happens Later script, which was based on Steven Dietz’s 2009 stage play Shooting Star and is available now on demand. Caitlin Brody, Glamour, 30 Nov. 2023 First: There just isn’t a whole lot to say about this deliberately lowbrow, gleefully low-budget expansion of Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp’s half-hour stage play, originally performed by the duo in 2015 under the auspices of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv and sketch comedy group. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 Netflix is going back in time with its Stranger Things stage play. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Betts feels that this stage play can be a reminder of the work that needs to be done in oneself, which in turn will manifest into a larger, more critical change on the outside. Okla Jones, Essence, 28 Oct. 2023 William Friedkin’s final film revisits Herman Wouk’s stage play version of The Caine Mutiny, a story of a captain (Keifer Sutherland) removed from duty by his crew. Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Stage play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stage%20play. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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