Definition of Stagecraft

1. Noun. Skill in writing or staging plays.

Generic synonyms: Craft, Craftsmanship, Workmanship
Specialized synonyms: Coup De Theatre



Definition of Stagecraft

1. Noun. The skills of the theater. ¹

2. Noun. A specific skill of the theater. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stagecraft

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stagecraft

stage right
stage screw
stage set
stage setting
stage technician
stage whisper
stage whispered
stage whispering
stage whispers
stageable
stagebound
stagecoach
stagecoaches
stagecoachman
stagecoachmen
stagecraft (current term)
stagecrafts
staged
stagefright
stageful
stagefuls
stagehand
stagehands
stagehouse
stagehouses
stageless
stagelike
stagely
stagemanship
stageplay

Literary usage of Stagecraft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Problems of the Playwright by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1917)
"The purpose of " the new stagecraft " is to effect a working compromise between the methods of the platform stage and the methods of the picture-frame stage ..."

2. Problems of the Playwright by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1917)
"XXV THE NEW stagecraft IN the movement known as " the new stagecraft" there is ... The purpose of " the new stagecraft " is to effect a working compromise ..."

3. The Contemporary Drama of France by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1920)
"CHAPTER II MASTERS OF stagecraft SARDOU MANNER rather than matter is the first concern ... They are masters of stagecraft, adepts in the art of devising and ..."

4. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1917)
"... an experiment in the new stagecraft, though Mr. Urban did design the settings; while the ballet at the Hippodrome, devised by Bakst and Pavlowa, was, ..."

5. The Theatre of Tomorrow by Kenneth Macgowan (1921)
"Or perhaps it is nearer the truth to say that the new stagecraft came as the first indication in the theatre of the lifting of that sense of oppression ..."

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