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mise-en-scène

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1 the array of painted backgrounds and furnishings used to establish the setting in a stage production
  • an era in which the mise-en-scène of Broadway musicals became ever more spectacular
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2 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded
  • the movie captures the mise-en-scène of strife and desperation in a country torn apart by civil war
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Synonym Discussion of mise-en-scène

background, setting, environment, milieu, mise-en-scène mean the place, time, and circumstances in which something occurs. background often refers to the circumstances or events that precede a phenomenon or development.
    • the shocking decision was part of the background of the riots
setting suggests looking at real-life situations in literary or dramatic terms.
    • a militant reformer who was born into an unlikely social setting
environment applies to all the external factors that have a formative influence on one's physical, mental, or moral development.
    • the kind of environment that produces juvenile delinquents
milieu applies especially to the physical and social surroundings of a person or group of persons.
    • an intellectual milieu conducive to artistic experimentation
mise-en-scène strongly suggests the use of properties to achieve a particular atmosphere or theatrical effect.
    • a gothic thriller with a carefully crafted mise-en-scène

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