Definitions

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  • adj. Constricted to the stage

Etymologies

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stage +‎ bound

Examples

  • Finn indulged two requests for rarities, with one — “There Goes God” — submitted via stagebound paper airplane.

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  • The film was a disappointment on many levels — it is miscast, skewed quite far from the book contrary to the title and oddly stagebound.

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  • "Glengarry Glen Ross is severely constrained by the stagebound nature of its material, giving it a claustrophobic, airless quality that director James Foley does nothing to mitigate."

    Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Adapted from one of David Mamet's plays by Mamet himself, Glengarry Glen Ross is severely constrained by the stagebound nature of its material, giving it a claustrophobic, airless quality that director James Foley does nothing to mitigate.

    Glengarry Glen Ross

  • But it seems to belong in another movie altogether, and I have no idea what 1954 audiences must have made of this bizarre interlude in the middle of a stagebound romantic comedy.

    Sequences That Belong In Another Movie

  • This particular series entry, the most emphatically static and stagebound of all the Wallace-krimis, is not unlike watching a filmed stage play; and since the director is Alfred Vohrer, the most visually dynamic of the series' specialists, one can only surmise that this approach was experimental, possibly expressive of a passing interest in the limitations Alfred Hitchcock had imposed upon himself in his ROPE and DIAL M FOR MURDER period.

    Archive 2006-04-23

  • The resulting script successfully avoids the stagebound feel by expanding outdoor scenes and crafting dialogue-free moments that establish mood and tone.

    Variety.com

  • For obvious reasons, this stagebound mini-masterpiece has defied cinematic treatment.

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  • And what audiences see onstage is the collaboration of artists, the people who comprise the acting ensemble, the folks who bring the stagebound script to life, sending it soaring into our imaginations.

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  • Yet even copious circling shots can't keep it from feeling stagebound and weighed down by the fact that every single angry man now gets at least one endless monologue that stops just short of a detailed autobiography.

    www.philadelphiaweekly.com Philadelphia Weekly

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