stage right


Definition of stage right 

: the right part of a stage from the viewpoint of one who faces the audience

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Most people are betting that James exits his hometown, stage right, after tonight. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Will Cleveland bid farewell to LeBron James on Friday night?," 8 June 2018 In stage right, Murray, whom George directed in The Monuments Men, slipped on his reading glasses, pulled some notecards out of his suit pocket, and began studying them while rocking back and forth on his heels. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Exclusive: Here’s What It Was Like Backstage at George Clooney’s A.F.I. Tribute," 20 June 2018 The briefing was rescheduled for 5:00 p.m. Just before 5:15 p.m., Sanders and Nielsen, along with several aides, opened the sliding door stage right from the podium. Olivia Nuzzi, Daily Intelligencer, "Inside the Disastrous White House Briefing on Trump’s Child Separation Policy," 19 June 2018 Then the principal’s secretary takes a sharp left and shows a cramped room off stage right with props, woodworking for stage materials and an electrical cable box, all practically piled on top of one another. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "Northside ISD’s bond issue anticipates continuing growth," 28 Apr. 2018 Paul Ryan, its face in the House, is exiting Congress stage right, no doubt off to either lobby or think-tank for more shredding of social safety nets, lowering of public-sector wages, privatization of public goods, and tax cuts for billionaires. Sarah Jaffe, The New Republic, "The Struggle to Stay Middle Class," 26 Apr. 2018 The end of the eulogy echoed its start: The gym double doors stage right swung open to reveal Kevin Sharp’s race car parked just outside. USA TODAY, "Family, friends mourn Iowa family of four killed while on vacation in Mexico," 31 Mar. 2018 Sam Fuentes Fuentes, a Parkland survivor struck by a bullet and shrapnel during the shooting, delivered a moving speech at the D.C. rally—and threw up on stage right in the middle of it. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "The Best Speeches From the March For Our Lives," 25 Mar. 2018 Scott Bolman and David Finn’s scenic design places a rising rock face resembling crumpled aluminum at the rear of the stage; Hussain, with his tabla, and Sabir Khan, singing and playing sarangi, are perched stage right, behind a scrim. Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hussain on hand for Lines Ballet’s glorious 35th birthday," 8 Apr. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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