- a person who directs a theatrical production.
- (formerly) a stage manager.
Origin of stage director
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for stage director
"Yes, if you don't value your life," returned the stage-director.
This was his first experience of Mr. Goble in the capacity of stage-director.
No stage-director of his day was more admired and desired than he.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man
Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
"I see what you mean, Mr Goble," assented the stage-director obsequiously.
This was his first experience of Mr Goble in the capacity of stage-director.