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stage director

noun
1.
a person who directs a theatrical production.
2.
(formerly) a stage manager.
Origin of stage director
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • In this studio we insist upon and enforce discipline, just as your stage director will do when you join some company.

  • "Yes, if you don't value your life," returned the stage director.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • Then, with the sliding ease which obtains when fancy is the stage director, the scene shifted.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Whenever he attempted an innovation the stage director said, "Don't do that."

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • She coached her friend as a stage director coaches a promising but raw actor.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • Absolute latitude is permitted the stage director, as Maeterlinck has made no restrictions in the book.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • "It is a very serious situation …" began the stage director.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • The stage director came in and held up his hand, spreading an area of quiet through the crowd until it reached the outer corners.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • In the presence of one to whom he could relieve his mind without fear of consequences, the stage director became savagely jocular.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • When his interest in the theater revived, it was not as an actor but as a stage director that he wanted to work.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry

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