Definitions

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  • n. As much as a stage will hold.

Etymologies

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stage +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Rubies, set to Stravinsky's Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra, fast forwards to 20th-century America and a stageful of jazzy dancers.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • The muffled non-sound emanating from a stageful of 16 corps de ballet beauties was a glorious occurrence.

    Debra Levine: Cubans Cruise Into L.A. With Classic Don Quixote

  • Above all, a playwright gets to sit in the middle of a roomful of paying customers who are watching a stageful of actors perform his work.

    The Playwright's Dilemma

  • In that long-gone decade, the prospect of watching a stageful of black men perform a "comic" minstrel show about so hideous an event would have stung like a flogging.

    A Perilous Page of History to Turn

  • The handling of scale is masterly: a lovers 'chase can expand into a ferocious group bacchanale in a second; a stageful of violent emotion can be dissipated with a single dancer's shrug.

    Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal: Agua

  • At the Kennedy Center, during "Le Corsaire" 's opening marketplace scene, we saw a stageful of distinct characters, all telling their individual "stories" with wit, finesse and flair, but never play-acting hollowness.

    Bolshoi Embraces the Pre-Soviet Past

  • It is, I suppose, inevitable that Mr. Mendes's starry cast should feel less like an ensemble than an assemblage, a stageful of brilliantly gifted players who are all headed in the same general direction but at somewhat different speeds.

    Chekhov's Fingerprints

  • Brilliant with props, she turns "I Got Rhythm" into a human kaleidoscope interacting with pickaxes, miners 'hats, a saw, a bicycle pump, a plunger and a stageful of metal pans on which the women tap away with manic jubilation.

    Crazy For 'Crazy For You'

  • On a set with stark white furniture, four actors (the English Bruce Myers, the African Sotigui Kouyate, the Japanese Yoshi Oida, the German David Bennent) play a seeming stageful of patients and doctors.

    A Tragicomic Variety Show

  • Mr. Simotes's actors wisely play many of their lines for laughs, thus making it all the more horrifying when the curtain falls on a stageful of corpses.

    Wicked Laughter

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