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  • The fact that he was found with his hand pointing at the empty bottle marked ‘Poison’ does suggest more than a touch of stage-management.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • We have, in recent months, been made aware of other bits of stage-management, such as that performed by the plunge protection team to stabilize the markets and prop up corporations deemed too big to fail.

    End the Charade

  • Here in the country, where no neutral tourists came, there was not the same stage-management as in the capital.


  • Yet the stage-management goes beyond having Jesus arrested and crucified.

    The Templar Revelation

  • This stage-management of issues to suit such narrow ends is regretable, especially at a time when it is essential to resolve the grave problems facing our country.


  • He led up to his _dénouement_ with admirable stage-management.

    Personality in Literature

  • In the main, it may be said that any unexpected innovation, any device of stage-management that is by its nature startling, should be avoided in the crucial situations of a play.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • If the spectator looks at scenery when he should be listening to lines, if his attention is startled by some unexpected device of stage-management at a time when he ought to be looking at an actor's face, or if his mind is kept for a moment uncertain of the most emphatic feature of a scene, the main effect is lost and that part of the performance is a failure.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • But the present tendency toward naturalness of representment has, to some extent, exaggerated the importance of stage-management even at the expense of acting.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • As to the last of these essentials, if, perhaps, it is not so brilliantly placed on the stage as some other shows have been, yet there is plenty of Harrisian movement, due always to the devices in stage-management of CHARLES of that ilk, who certainly knows how to keep the Chorus moving and the game alive generally.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 28, 1891


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