stage set


Definition of stage set

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

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Thus is the stage set for the Trump-Xi meeting on the sidelines of a G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "How a History of Discord Fuels Today’s U.S.-China Trade Tensions," 26 Nov. 2018 Nice, Cannes, and a string of small fishing towns—St.-Tropez, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer—became stage sets. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Tragic, Fascinating History of Santo Sospir," 13 Aug. 2018 The conductor knew Roux from his work on scenery for stage sets, and the two of them visited nearby châteaus for inspiration. Melissa Biggs Bradley, House Beautiful, "William Christie on Reviving a 16th-Century French Estate," 1 Sep. 2013 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

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First Known Use of stage set

1861, in the meaning defined above

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