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  • adj. Impossible to perform on a stage.


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un- +‎ stageable


  • Hospitals supported expanding the reporting requirements to include falls that lead to serious disability and "unstageable" pressure ulcers (a less advanced type of bedsore), said Lawrence Massa, president of the Minnesota Hospital Association. - MORE NEWS

  • For the National Theatre, Ben Power has reduced the unstageable eight hours of Henrik Ibsen's epic drama "Emperor and Galilean" to a mere bottom-punishing three hours and 30 minutes.

    Theater Out of Theology

  • A parable of good and evil, Bulgakov's late-1930s novel he burned the first draft, despairing of life as a writer in the USSR should be pretty much unstageable, but that hasn't stopped many from trying.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • I'm interested in writing that spins on itself, dives inward, twists the guts of language and makes it sing new songs, whole operas, even unstageable ones.

    Bettina Korek: A Writer's Credo: Notes from Author Frederic Tuten

  • That's why, more than any other stage choreographer, the numbers he choreographed are basically unstageable without more or less following the original movements you can't do "Steam Heat" or "Big Spender" without the Fosse moves, because he made sure those moves were built into the music.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Terry Gilliam on his opera production of Faust - video As the curtain rises on Terry Gilliam's production of Berlioz's 'unstageable' opera

    The Guardian World News

  • Berlioz's Faust is a challenge at the best of times - it's not even opera, strictly speaking, but in the composer's terminology a 'légende dramatique', part cantata, part opera and possibly as ill-suited to the stage as Goethe's 'closet drama' a deliberately unstageable play that inspired it.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Though Shakespeare's original is not so unstageable as Cibber and his contemporaries thought, neither is Cibber's play so unworthy as our century has concluded.

    Richard III

  • Its fantastic elements mean that Peer Gynt is, like Goethe's Faust, famously unstageable.

    theatre notes

  • In all its unstageable recklessness, Peer Gynt is a pitiless self-portrait of a man fleeing the most essential conflicts within himself, endlessly seduced by his own trolls.

    theatre notes


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