mise en scène

[ mee zahn -sen ]
/ mi zɑ̃ ˈsɛn /

noun 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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British Dictionary definitions for mise en scène

mise en scène
/ French (miz ɑ̃ sɛn) /

noun

  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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