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A person who works backstage or off camera preparing or maintaining the stage or set for a recorded or live production, as by moving scenery or by setting up and adjusting video, audio, and lightning equipment.


(Theatre) a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production



a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.
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Noun1.stagehand - an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production
stage crew - crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
property man, property master, propman - member of the stage crew in charge of properties
sceneshifter, shifter - a stagehand responsible for moving scenery
عامِل تَرتيب مَنْظَر المَسْرَح
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[ˈsteɪdʒhænd] Ntramoyista mf, sacasillas m


[ˈsteɪdʒhænd] nmachiniste mfstage-manage [ˌsteɪdʒˈmænɪdʒ] vt [+ event, attack] → orchestrerstage manager nrégisseur/euse m/fstage name nnom m de scènestage-struck [ˈsteɪdʒstrʌk] adj
to be stage-struck → rêver de faire du théâtrestage whisper naparté m


[ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd] n (Theatre) → macchinista m


(steidʒ) noun
a raised platform especially for performing or acting on, eg in a theatre.
1. to prepare and produce (a play etc) in a theatre etc. This play was first staged in 1928.
2. to organize (an event etc). The protesters are planning to stage a demonstration.
ˈstaging noun
1. wooden planks etc forming a platform.
2. the way in which a play etc is presented on a stage. The staging was good, but the acting poor.
stage direction
an order to an actor playing a part to do this or that. a stage direction to enter from the left.
stage fright
the nervousness felt by an actor etc when in front of an audience, especially for the first time. The young actress was suffering from stage fright and could not utter a word.
ˈstagehand noun
a workman employed to help with scenery etc.
stage manager
a person who is in charge of scenery and equipment for plays etc.
ˈstagestruck adjective
fascinated with the theatre or having a great desire to become an actor/actress.
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AS a former stage manager at the Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, I know that April 8, 2012, is the 125th anniversary of the death of one Robert Saddler Crowther - otherwise known as 'Bob The Ghost' - who was a stage hand employed on the Carl Rosa opera 'Nordisa' and was killed by a cannon ball falling from the fly floor.
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