- a person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, assisting the director during rehearsal, supervising the lighting, costuming, setting, prompting, etc., and assuming full responsibility for the stage during a performance of a play.
Origin of stage manager
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for stage manager
The stage-manager will have his own way, but he will have nothing else.The Peace Egg and Other tales
Juliana Horatia Ewing
They even told the name of the stage-manager, Joe Brooks, the cleverest of all.
Not that he was manager or stage-manager: his was a special case.
And he had something to say to the stage-manager; something of a delicate character.
I am not however, let me tell you, placarded as stage-manager for nothing.
- a person who supervises the stage arrangements of a theatrical production
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