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stage director

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noun
  1. a person who directs a theatrical production.
  2. (formerly) a stage manager.

Origin of stage director

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stage director

Historical Examples

  • "Yes, if you don't value your life," returned the stage-director.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • This was his first experience of Mr. Goble in the capacity of stage-director.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • 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.

    The Little Warrior

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • This was his first experience of Mr Goble in the capacity of stage-director.

    The Little Warrior

    P. G. Wodehouse