stage set


Definition of stage set

: scenery and properties designed and arranged for a particular scene in a play

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Like plays, these were self-contained stories performed live on stage sets. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 Bodies poured into the space, quickly exposing the limitations of the location - from bulky stage set-up to poor sight lines for those that weren’t included in the first 100 let in. Jessi Roti,, "Ahead of album release, Chance the Rapper turns Garfield Park Conservatory into club for 500 people," 26 July 2019 Sitcoms have also, historically, been subject to derision for their paint-by-numbers plotting, hokey stage sets, and canned laughter. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 When this relationship stage sets in, Richmond says that couples need to work at keeping the spark alive. Christina Oehler,, "What Does It Mean to Have a 'Dead Bedroom' Relationship? We Asked a Sex Therapist," 3 Sep. 2019 The stage set already had a touch of the séance to it. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "The Book of Prince," 2 Sep. 2019 Perhaps their renewed success on the European stage set lofty expectations, but a 0–0 draw to APOEL Nicosia wouldn’t be an acceptable result in any year. Si Wire,, "Ajax vs. APOEL Nicosia Live Stream: Watch Champions League Online, TV Channel," 28 Aug. 2019 Matoma's main stage-worthy moment The Norwegian producer turned his evening Perry's stage set into what felt like a late-night affair, compete with pyrotechnics and special guests. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Lollapalooza Day 2 Highlights: Janelle Monae Empowers, Chance the Rapper Joins Death Cab For Cutie & More," 3 Aug. 2019 Visitors will also find parades, a dozen stages set up for concerts and family-friendly activities, and 50 food and drinks stands serving up international and Helvetic cuisine (including cold cuts, sausages, and cheeses) across town. Elizabeth Preske, Smithsonian, "This Wine Festival in Switzerland Only Happens Once a Generation—and It’s Taking Place Right Now," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of stage set

1861, in the meaning defined above

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