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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.
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(Theatre) a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production
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a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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[ˈsteɪdʒhænd] Ntramoyista mf, sacasillas m
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[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
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[ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd] n (Theatre) → macchinista m
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(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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Her kit has piled extra pressure on stagehands, with one source saying: "They have enough work as it is with the 41 acts and now she's adding 30 tons of props, too."
The City of Madison appeals an order granting summary judgment dismissing its claims against five stagehands employed by the City.
Stagehands forgot the mattresses for her to land on, and she fell heavily on her right knee.
Captured by lifestyle photographer Magic Liwanag, the clip showed Curtis surrounded by busy stagehands while she psyched herself up for the concert's start.
He told the court that stagehands urged him and others to run during an illusion that appeared to make as many as 13 audience volunteers disappear onstage and reappear moments later, waving flashlights in the back of the theatre.
Organisers said the students were supported by professional performers from Europe and teachers from the centre, who acted as stagehands,
Whistling backstage is a theatrical superstition from when stagehands did it to show they were moving heavy scenery.
PNCA will provide the facility of set Designer, Stagehands, electricians, carpenters to every group.
After 20-some years as a choreographer, dancer and stagehand, Minneapolis-based Karen Sherman has the chops to contrast two worlds: stagehands, whose job requires them to disappear, and dancers, who are constantly exposed to scrutiny.
REALLY BIG SHOW "Jersey Boys took 61 stagehands 18 hours to put in over two days, and 78 crew members five hours to pack out after the last show--[we were here] until 3 a.m.
Christin Essin, whose recently published Stage Designers in Early Twentieth-Century America received the 2015 USITT Golden Pen Award, was upset by the one-sided news coverage of the labor negotiations between the Met and its stagehands last year.