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  • n. Plural form of scene-shifter.


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  • Mr. — — was once behind the scenes at the Opera when the scene-shifters were preparing for the ballet.

    George Cruikshank

  • Company and the stipulated wages of the supernumeraries — scene-shifters and others.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Garrick, Madam; was no declaimer; there was not one of his own scene-shifters who could not have spoken To be, or not to be, better than he did; yet he was the only actor I ever saw, whom I could call a master both in tragedy and comedy; though I liked him best in comedy.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • The Opera is thin of company, thin of performers, thin of lights, thin of _figurantes_, thin of scene-shifters, thin of everything!

    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1

  • And on the stage, which had been cleared of every superfluous piece of property, splendid order reigned: the scene-shifters, up above, had their hands on the windlasses; the two electricians, on their perches, turned the lime-light where it was to fall; the drops rose and fell without a hitch; the scenes slipped into their places, shifted, in the English fashion, by one man.

    The Bill-Toppers

  • And darkness anew, the stage suddenly invaded by scene-shifters dragging heavy sets along; and

    The Bill-Toppers

  • The scene-shifters and gas-men were standing about; everything was supposed to be going up.

    Ten American Girls From History

  • Such an arrangement may be convenient for the carpenters or scene-shifters, and is very likely cheaper than a properly designed interior.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • And there, as I sat in that open boat, midst of the Sunderbunds, at my domestic antipodes, happened to me the most wondrous transformation which the tricksy stage-carpenters and scene-shifters of the brain have ever devised.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

  • Instead of representing an interior scene by a series of wings set one behind the other, the scene-shifters now built the side walls of a room solidly from front to rear; and the actors were made to enter, not by walking through the wings, but by opening real doors that turned upon their hinges.

    The Theory of the Theatre


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