mise en scène

[mee zahn sen]
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.
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mise en scène (miz ɑ̃ sɛn)
1.  a.  the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc, in a play
 b.  the objects so arranged; stage setting
2.  the environment of an event

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mise en scene
1833, from Fr. mise en scène.
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