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stage director

a person who directs a theatrical production.
(formerly) a stage manager.
Origin of stage director
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Yes, if you don't value your life," returned the stage director.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • "It is a very serious situation …" began the stage director.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • Whenever he attempted an innovation the stage director said, "Don't do that."

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Miss Marmaduke, her eyes blazing, confronted the stage director.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • In this picture the stage director can be seen shouting directions to both actors and photographer at once.

  • Absolute latitude is permitted the stage director, as Maeterlinck has made no restrictions in the book.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Then, with the sliding ease which obtains when fancy is the stage director, the scene shifted.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • She coached her friend as a stage director coaches a promising but raw actor.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • The stage director came in and held up his hand, spreading an area of quiet through the crowd until it reached the outer corners.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • The stage director never attempted to chuck me under the chin or call me "baby," as he did other members of the cast.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous

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