mise en scène

or mise-en-scène

[ mee zahn-sen ]
/ mi zɑ̃ ˈsɛn /
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noun plural mise en scènes, mise-en-scènes [mee zahn-sen, mee zahn-senz]. /mi zɑ̃ ˈsɛn, mi zɑ̃ ˈsɛnz/. French.
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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Origin of mise en scène

First recorded in 1830–1835; French: literally, “a placing on stage”

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British Dictionary definitions for mise en scène

mise en scène
/ French (miz ɑ̃ sɛn) /

  1. the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc, in a play
  2. the objects so arranged; stage setting
the environment of an event
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