Definition of stage-manage in English:


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[with object]
  • 1Be responsible for the lighting and other technical arrangements for (a stage play).
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    • Well, I stage-managed at least 150 performances of that play through the course of ten years, even played some of the smaller roles in it.
    • He stage-managed and was in two sketches in The Dublin Theatre Festival Unclouded Day and Over the Rainbow.
    • I played Jim in The Glass Menagerie and then went on to stage-manage a production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
  • 1.1Arrange and control (something) carefully in order to create a certain effect: he stage-managed his image with astounding success
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    • Along the route ending in Parliament Square, five giant video screens were erected relaying selected images from the carefully stage-managed affair.
    • Carefully stage-managed campaigns often avoid appealing to the emotions of voters; their appeal is more to the intellect.
    • It sought to appeal mainly to the emotions by the use of ritual, carefully stage-managed ceremonies, and intensely charged rhetoric.


stage management

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  • Stuart's background as a chartered mechanical engineer, coupled with musical experience and stage management and set design qualifications, provided the perfect technical balance to Judy's artistry.
  • It was wonderful to see so much talent amongst both junior and senior students on the stage, in the choir and the band, and in the lighting, sound and stage management.
  • At 18 Jae knew he wanted to pursue a career in show business so he went to study stage management at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

stage manager

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  • He has also worked as a stage manager and production manager for many performing arts companies around Australia.
  • It has a professional director, musical director and stage manager and more and more sets are being specially created for the society.
  • Director Ryan O'Connor and stage manager Lynn Wallis are busy going over some behind-the-scenes business.

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