mise en scène
[mee zahn sen]
- the process of setting a stage, with regard to placement of actors, scenery, properties, etc.
- the stage setting or scenery of a play.
- surroundings; environment.
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Related Wordsarena, backdrop, background, blackout, display, exhibition, flat, landscape, locale, locality, location, outlook, pageant, picture, place, representation, scenery, set, setting, show
Examples from the Web for mise en scene
The author then undertook to stage the play, designed the scenes, and arranged the mise-en-scene to the minutest detail.Hadda Padda
This is merely a hasty glimpse of the "mise-en-scene" that preceded the debut in life of the most renowned of Polish poets.Sonnets from the Crimea
The mise-en-scene of a play is as much a part of it as the words spoken on the stage.The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet
George Bernard Shaw
mise en scène
- the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc, in a play
- the objects so arranged; stage setting
- the environment of an event
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Word Origin and History for mise en scene
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