stage setting

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(ˈsɛt ɪŋ)

1. the act of a person or thing that sets.
2. the point or position of something, as a thermostat, that has been set.
3. the surroundings or environment of anything.
4. the mounting in which a jewel is set.
5. a group of all the articles, as of china or silver, required for setting a table or a single place at a table.
6. the locale or period in which the action of a novel, play, film, etc., takes place.
7. the scenery or locations, along with properties and other decorative elements, used in a theatrical or film production.
8. a piece of music composed for certain words.
syn: See environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stage setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enactedstage setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
prop, property - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
stage set, set - representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic"
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Their profound knowledge of the medieval world adds depth to their revival of particular symbols, themes, and techniques--a depth lacking in fantasy writers who merely use these devices as stage setting.
As a corollary to this discussion, Di Maria convincingly reconstructs the stage setting of Aretino's Orazia from verbal indications given by the characters.
The Flying Dutchman'' (``Der Fliegende Hollander'' Wagner's fourth opera, is considered to be the first one to embody the composer's idea of poetry, stage setting, visible action and continuous music working closely together, like sister arts, for a dramatic musical purpose.