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mise en scène

[mee zahn sen] /mi zɑ̃ ˈsɛn/
noun, French.
the process of setting a stage, with regard to placement of actors, scenery, properties, etc.
the stage setting or scenery of a play.
surroundings; environment. Unabridged
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mise en scène

/miz ɑ̃ sɛn/
  1. the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc, in a play
  2. the objects so arranged; stage setting
the environment of an event
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Word Origin and History for mise en scene

1833, from French mise en scène, literally "setting on the stage," from mise (13c.), literally "a putting, placing," noun use of fem. past participle of mettre "to put, place," from Latin mittere "to send" (see mission).

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