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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Swift took the stage right after entertainment company AEG presented the bar with a $50,000 check in support of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, according to Variety. Lydia Wang,, "Taylor Swift Honored Pride Month With A Surprise Performance At Stonewall Inn," 15 June 2019 Two interpreters will stand just off stage right signing the dialogue and lyrics to a section of the audience where those with hearing loss will be sitting. Abigail Brone,, "Good news this week: Sleeping Giant reopening and ASL coming to CT Repertory Theater," 14 June 2019 The performers divided the platform of the tented Venetian Theater, with the musicians clustered at stage right and the singers, with a couple of benches and a tree for a setting, improvising a rudimentary staging on the left. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Atalanta’ Review: A Pastoral Love Story," 23 July 2018 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

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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