mise-en-scène


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mise-en-scène

(mi zɑ̃ˈsɛn)

n., pl. -scènes (-ˈsɛns, -ˈsɛn)
1. the process of setting a stage, with regard to placement of actors, scenery, properties, etc.
2. the stage setting or scenery of a play.
3. surroundings; environment.
[1830–35; < French mise en scène]