stage set


Definition of stage set 

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

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The festival had three stages set up for the 12th annual event and 60 bands were scheduled to play during the 24-hour event. Bob D'angelo, ajc, "'All hell broke loose' during New Jersey arts festival shooting, witnesses say," 17 June 2018 Jamison Carter’s new sculptures are like stage sets for splendor, together forming a Potemkin village of triumphal bliss. Christopher Knight,, "Jamison Carter's sculptures: Like a carpenter's guide to the cosmos, or earthbound explosions of space," 14 June 2018 The first of many stage sets for James Taylor’s concert at the Sprint Center on Tuesday depicted a comfortable home in a wooded area. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "James Taylor proves there's still something in the way he moves, and sings | The Kansas City Star," 23 May 2018 Nicki Minaj had not one but two stage set-ups during her performance., "Twitter Is Pissed About How The BET Awards Treated Ella Mai," 25 June 2018 Fog seeps over the top, like it’s been pumped in from a stage set for Macbeth. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To," 25 June 2018 With the stage set for original star Andrew Lincoln's departure, The Walking Dead has plans to mark the occasion with another familiar face from the past. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walking Dead': Jon Bernthal to Return in Season 9," 18 June 2018 Singapore's government has turned this futuristic city into a giant stage set for Trump and Kim. Author: Mark Landler, Anchorage Daily News, "As Trump-Kim summit nears, president is confident, but wide gaps remain," 11 June 2018 Now, Now are basking in the early stages of their main stage set. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Parahoy! Cruise Day 4 Recap: Paramore Gets Personal in Live Q&A, Judah & the Lion Talk New Music," 10 Apr. 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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