stage manager

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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 manager

(Theatre) a person who supervises the stage arrangements of a theatrical production
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Noun1.stage manager - someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
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stage manager

ndirettore/trice di scena
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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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References in classic literature ?
But the stage manager, like an ogre, barred her retreat.
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.
Joining Caudell and Rush behind the scenes are stage manager Sarah Curtis, assistant stage manager Ananda Syler, costume designer Ruth Dougherty, lighting designer Jon Alexander and light board operator Dustin Hageland.
Second, I argue that although the Stage Manager is finally silent when viewing George's traumatic grief, he attempts to mediate and explain this silence through his earlier commentary.
In 2001 McDermott became the full-time stage manager on "The Young and the Restless."
You would usually begin your career as an assistant stage manager, later progressing to a deputy stage manager and finally stage manager.
Under stage manager Chris Jarvis, and with special effects by John Davis, the crew produced a marvel for the demon barber's shop - its centrepiece being a dentist's chair.
She landed her first assistant stage manager job with the 1994 revival of Showboat, working with director Harold Prince and choreographer Susan Stroman.
I have no doubt I will integrate some of her approaches into my curriculum next year, since explaining the importance of formatting and readability in a stage manager's documentation to my students always seems to be an uphill battle.
Stage Manager, brilliantly played by Steven Smith, leads us through the three acts of the play - Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death and Dying.
Dennis Lumley, the show's director, producer Sue Dinning and stage manager Geoff Hubbuck, have been stalwarts of the group for nearly 30 years but have decided it's time to hand over the reins to a younger team.
Jessica, who WORKED as a stage manager on West End hits including Chicago and The Producers, scored a super-high average of 90.47% maKing her the highest scoring student and earning her a coveted 2013 Chancellor's Award in the process.