noun[usually in singular]
1The arrangement of the scenery, props, etc. on the stage of a theatrical production or on the set of a film.
- She thereby denies a voice to that whole body of writing and associated theory that draws attention to itself in the space between page-based writing and the flesh-and-blood actor in the mise en scène.
- In a chamber play that foregrounds the intimate relationship between language and the mise en scène, such moments of silence are both pronounced and telling.
- The central task of the mise en scène is to place people in some context.
1.1The setting or surroundings of an event.
French, literally 'putting on stage'.
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