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stage manager

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of stage manager

First recorded in 1810–20
Related formsstage managership, noun
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Examples from the Web for stage manager

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Not that he was manager or stage-manager: his was a special case.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • And he had something to say to the stage-manager; something of a delicate character.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • I am not however, let me tell you, placarded as stage-manager for nothing.


British Dictionary definitions for stage manager

stage manager

noun
  1. a person who supervises the stage arrangements of a theatrical production
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