Definition of stage-manage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪdʒˌmanɪdʒ/


[with object]
1Be responsible for the lighting and other technical arrangements for (a stage play).
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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

Pronunciation: /ˌsteɪdʒ ˈmanɪdʒm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with stage-manage

manage, mismanage, pannage

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