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  • adj. Not formally staged

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  • adj. not performed on the stage


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un- +‎ staged


  • But Deutch straddled all three camps with his magazine photo essays about Lena Horne, Joe Louis and Duke Ellington and his maverick studio style that gave commercial shots an unstaged spontaneity.

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  • Once again these girls managed more so than mainstream media to capture the real unstaged look of the actors.

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  • The abbey acoustics tend to play havoc with denser orchestral textures, making some of the concerto climaxes a scramble, but they were kinder to the miniatures in the programme, especially EJ Moeran's melancholy Lonely Waters, and Havergal Brian's elusive Shadow Dance, from his unstaged opera, The Tigers.


  • The picture was supposedly unstaged -- Monroe was actually hauling the book around and reading it, according to the photographer.

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  • One explanation I have heard about his Fox formula is that he built a network for people who read at least one newspaper daily but still might believe that WWF wrestling matches are unstaged and that the blood splattered in a cage match is real.

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  • That's when President and First Lady calmly stepped from behind the 5-inch thickness of their muscled, bullet-proof "brand new" Cadillac, appearing unplanned, unstaged, unscripted and, to the formidable phalanx of Secret Service agents surrounding him, annoyingly unexpected.

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  • If poetry like music is born of invention, adventure, of paradoxical limitless individuation, then the first principal of Patti's excellent adventure w/Horses was to bet the ranch on a poetic language that directly transforms itself by means of clearly counterintuitive unstaged leaps of word faith, that, wind up being perceived at the other end of the combinatorial wormhole as inevitable intuitive logic.

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  • La sirena y el buzo (The Mermaid and the Diver) layers elements of narrative and essay onto what look like unstaged documentary sequences of life in a Miskito fishing village to tell "an imaginary tale transporting us to reality," in the words of director Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez:

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  • People don't want to pose for glamour photos; they want artful images that look unstaged and off-the-cuff, like a party pic from or a tousled cover model on Vice magazine.

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  • It was a magnificent gift to everyone present -- a fleeting, unstaged, unselfconscious connection between two men who did not know each other, who did not share a culture, a race or a religion.

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