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  • House, Cooke "generally returns to the [Royal] Cobourg [Theatre], where he undertakes the duty of stage-manager, where his kind conciliating manner and gentlemanly conduct has endeared him to all his brother actors" (Mirror of the Stage, n.s. 1: 19).

    Cast and Characters

  • Chance is the stage-manager of such conversations.

    Les Miserables

  • At the appointed hour, with as much disinterestedness as an actor who answers to his cue, in obedience to the divine stage-manager, they enter the tomb.

    Les Miserables

  • The curtain rose, and the stage-manager went off to the wings to give orders.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Audiences of friends were audiences whom he privately declined to trust; and the opinion of the stage-manager was the opinion of a man who spoke with his fee in his pocket and his eye on a future engagement.

    No Name

  • He was facetiously attired for the evening as a wild man of Borneo, and the most exacting stage-manager would have acknowledged any improvement in casting the part to be quite impossible.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • He felt as if a polite but insistent stage-manager were attempting to make him give a new interpretation of a part he had conned for years.

    This Side of Paradise

  • The stage-manager, with an eagerness which he had not shown in the case of any other member of the company, interfered immediately, and set her right.

    No Name

  • Together with Ariel, Prospero assumes the role of stage-manager and God.


  • The assistant stage-manager organized the backstage procedure.

    Killer Dolphin


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