Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who paints scenes or scenery for theaters.
“Holmes quipped, [t] he scene-painter, as is often now the case, had shown more talents than the scene-writer”
“Thrum the great composer satisfactorily arranged; and the new opera underlined in immense capitals in the bills, and put in rehearsal with immense expenditure on the part of the scene-painter and costumier.”
“Not that he entertained the slightest idea of wronging Mr Lupex — a man who was a scene-painter, and knew the world.”
“The scene-painter appeared to be puzzled by the vehement energy of the language addressed to him.”
“He was supposed to be the clown, but he was really almost everything else, the author (so far as there was an author), the prompter, the scene-painter, the scene-shifter, and, above all, the orchestra.”
“No second-rate imitator can write in that way; no coarse scene-painter can charm us with an allusion so delicate and perfect.”
“But when the dramatist has completed his play, he does not deliver it directly to the public; he delivers it only indirectly, through the medial interpretation of many other artists, -- the actor, the stage-director, the scene-painter, and still others of whom the public seldom hears.”
“The dramatist, the actors main and minor, the stage-manager, the scene-painter, the costumer, the leader of the orchestra, must all contribute their separate talents to the production of a single work of art.”
“It is a collection of horrors depicted on a colossal scale by a man whose powers of painting were scarcely equal to those of a respectable scene-painter.”
“Garden theatre, and the scene-painter, George Lambert.”
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