stage door

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stage door

n
(Theatre) a door at a theatre leading backstage
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.stage door - an entrance to the backstage area of theaterstage door - an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
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stage door

ningresso degli artisti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Neither was what was commonly called the stage door; they were a sort of special and private stage doors used by very special performers, and in this case by the star actor and actress in the Shakespearean performance of the day.
Not, however, with equal speed; but the man who walked fast was the man from the other end of the tunnel, so they both arrived before the secret stage door almost at the same instant.
Prince Maiyo is a man, not an overgrown boy to go through life shooting birds, playing games which belong properly to your schooldays, and hanging round the stage doors of half the theatres in London.
Well, when the place couldn't hold no more people the duke he give a fellow a quarter and told him to tend door for him a minute, and then he started around for the stage door, I after him; but the minute we turned the corner and was in the dark he says:
The speaker was gone; but there was a stage door that stood open, with people passing in and out, and no one on guard.
"The theatre of war," he answered - "and here we are at the stage door!"
The stage doors, I shall argue, have a significance in this play greater than their essential function of enabling characters to enter and exit.
With stage doors open, one can see right through the stage area into the Greek theatre beyond.
Yes, the English accents being wielded by the players may thicken or thin out for no apparent reason, the closing of stage doors will never sound quite right, and the slightest impact with any section of the set will make entire walls shudder as if they were made of sculpted Jello.
IT'S a busy week at the Olympia Theatre with a clatter of bands falling through the stage doors.
In a recent article in Theatre Notebook, Mariko Ichikawa makes a valuable contribution to an understanding of how the resources of the early-modern English stage might have been deployed and managed in performance, and in particular how the two stage doors were used to stand for fictional doors to houses and rooms.
How were the stage doors usually handled in most scenes that do not involve any such action?