stage right


Definition of stage right

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

Examples of stage right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Limbaugh entered stage right just as Ronald Reagan was making his exit. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "The Era of Limbaugh," 8 Feb. 2020 The potential of the title might've actually come true, with (spoilers!) Eve shot in the back and Villanelle exiting stage right. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 Enter at stage right *up my 22-year-old alley*: The Razr for my adult life. Lily Jackson |, al, "The Razr phone is back: I’ll take pink, please," 14 Nov. 2019 In another instant quickly following, Hugo’s kinder, gentler twin brother Frederic (also Brian Mackey) is entering from stage right or from down stage. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ring Round the Moon’ delights at Lamb’s Players Theatre," 21 Oct. 2019 Just before the end of the set Noguchi announced that the Japanese band Chai (who also performed at the fest) was in the house, and the members of that band then jubilantly danced to the music of their peers stage right. Rob Schwartz, Billboard, "Recap: Summer Sonic Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Gala Fest," 19 Aug. 2019 The show is being presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical, which controls the stage rights to Fox properties since Disney's acquisition of the studio. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Mrs. Doubtfire' Musical Sets Spring Broadway Bow," 16 Oct. 2019 At farthest stage right, there’s the back door of a house and a tiny patio. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "A Play About the Nuances of Conservatism in the Trump Era," 14 Oct. 2019 The first act of the nine-month overhaul starts this week with the five, 18-foot-tall ballerina statues stationed outside the hotel’s front entrance exiting stage right. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Ballerina statues exit as downtown Denver Sheraton gets started on $80 million makeover," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stage right

1931, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Stage right.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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