stage-manage

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stage-man·age

(stāj′măn′ĭj)
tr.v. stage-man·aged, stage-man·ag·ing, stage-man·ag·es
1. To serve as overall supervisor of the stage and actors for (a theatrical production).
2. To direct or manipulate from behind the scenes, as to achieve a desired effect; orchestrate: "[The] demonstrations had ... been carefully stage-managed" (Time).

stage management n.
stage manager n.
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stage-manage

vb
1. (Theatre) to work as stage manager for (a play, etc)
2. (tr) to arrange, present, or supervise from behind the scenes: to stage-manage a campaign.
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stage′-man`age



v. -aged, -ag•ing. v.t.
1. to work as a stage manager for.
2. to direct unobtrusively or in secret.
v.i.
3. to work as a stage manager.
[1875–80]
stage′ man`ager, n.
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stage-manage


Past participle: stage-managed
Gerund: stage-managing

Imperative
stage-manage
stage-manage
Present
I stage-manage
you stage-manage
he/she/it stage-manages
we stage-manage
you stage-manage
they stage-manage
Preterite
I stage-managed
you stage-managed
he/she/it stage-managed
we stage-managed
you stage-managed
they stage-managed
Present Continuous
I am stage-managing
you are stage-managing
he/she/it is stage-managing
we are stage-managing
you are stage-managing
they are stage-managing
Present Perfect
I have stage-managed
you have stage-managed
he/she/it has stage-managed
we have stage-managed
you have stage-managed
they have stage-managed
Past Continuous
I was stage-managing
you were stage-managing
he/she/it was stage-managing
we were stage-managing
you were stage-managing
they were stage-managing
Past Perfect
I had stage-managed
you had stage-managed
he/she/it had stage-managed
we had stage-managed
you had stage-managed
they had stage-managed
Future
I will stage-manage
you will stage-manage
he/she/it will stage-manage
we will stage-manage
you will stage-manage
they will stage-manage
Future Perfect
I will have stage-managed
you will have stage-managed
he/she/it will have stage-managed
we will have stage-managed
you will have stage-managed
they will have stage-managed
Future Continuous
I will be stage-managing
you will be stage-managing
he/she/it will be stage-managing
we will be stage-managing
you will be stage-managing
they will be stage-managing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stage-managing
you have been stage-managing
he/she/it has been stage-managing
we have been stage-managing
you have been stage-managing
they have been stage-managing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stage-managing
you will have been stage-managing
he/she/it will have been stage-managing
we will have been stage-managing
you will have been stage-managing
they will have been stage-managing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stage-managing
you had been stage-managing
he/she/it had been stage-managing
we had been stage-managing
you had been stage-managing
they had been stage-managing
Conditional
I would stage-manage
you would stage-manage
he/she/it would stage-manage
we would stage-manage
you would stage-manage
they would stage-manage
Past Conditional
I would have stage-managed
you would have stage-managed
he/she/it would have stage-managed
we would have stage-managed
you would have stage-managed
they would have stage-managed
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Translations

stage-manage

[ˈsteɪdʒˌmænɪdʒ] VT [+ play, production] → dirigir (fig) [+ event, confrontation etc] → orquestar
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stage-manage

[ˈsteɪdʒˌmænɪdʒ] vt (event, confrontation) → montare, inscenare (pej) → orchestrare
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References in classic literature ?
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
But the stage manager, like an ogre, barred her retreat.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
This guide is intended for new and experienced stage managers and students.
To be part of this project, as actors, stage managers or designers, new participants are invited to come along to Leeswood Community Centre on Wednesday, February 28, at 7.30pm, and join in.
A reflected echo of the Stage Managers "we" then potentially returns, yet this new "we" comes back broken and humbled, no longer defining a collective identity.
"I hope the funds raised by the production will help Rada continue to provide a wider field of equal opportunity to train actors, stage managers and technical theatre artists, from every background."
Now a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, WBTT is drawing exceptional professional performers to the area--a benefit not only for audiences, but also for the talented local troupe members whose growth and development remain at the forefront of the organization's mission.
You would usually work in a small team, made up of assistant and deputy stage managers and typical duties might include: organising rehearsal, giving cues for performers to appear on stage, keeping the 'prompt copy' of the script, which has details on performers' positions, script changes, proper, lighting and sound, working with other departments to organise wardrobe, set design, scene changes and sound and light, liaising with theatre managers and other members of staff, cueing the technical crew for sound and lighting and managing set dressing, prop organisation and budget.
Remember that theatre is a collaborative art, and being entrusted with the job of bringing everyone together is not the same as being made boss of them all." This attitude is evident throughout, whether discussing how to deliver bad news in a rehearsal report or how best to work with your assistant stage managers. It is made clear that the stage manager needs to be heavily invested in the success of the production and not biased toward any individual or area.
Kevin Hudson, one of two stage managers at Sony Studios, roans all 18 of the lot's stages and checks every morning to see if there are any flaws or potential problems.
Stage managers are the individuals who "run" a play or musical, almost never seen by audiences (unless you catch one pushing out a set piece on to the stage at some point during a show), one hand holding a timer and the other holding a copy of the prompt book, a copy of the script that contains all the stage directions: actors' and set pieces' blocking, their entrances and exits, all lighting and sound cues, etc.