[steyj-kraft, -krahft]
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Origin of stagecraft

First recorded in 1880–85; stage + craft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stagecraft

Contemporary Examples of stagecraft

Historical Examples of stagecraft

  • "Measure for Measure" is one of the best examples of Shakespeare's contempt for stagecraft.

  • The realization of this, by a dramatist, is what is called "stagecraft."

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • The realisation of this, by a dramatist, is what is called "stagecraft."

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • After all, getting an elephant into a play is merely a question of stagecraft.

    If I May

    A. A. Milne

  • It is an excellent example of stagecraft and animated dialogue.

British Dictionary definitions for stagecraft


  1. skill in or the art of writing or staging plays
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