also offstage, 1915, from off (adv.) + stage (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • Taking Misargyrides' arm and attempting to steer him off-stage.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

    Wilton Wallace Blancke

  • However, should the stage used have no trap, the work-room may be supposed to be off-stage, with a door up Right.

    Hobson's Choice

    Harold Brighouse

  • Whereas before, this off-stage place had been deserted, now the scene was populous—with the figures of agitated young women.

    Turns about Town

    Robert Cortes Holliday

  • He must have turned away from the 'phone again, because I heard him say off-stage, "They're only ten years away."

  • The most difficult kind of off-stage time to treat comes not within or between the acts.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker