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stagecraft

[steyj-kraft, -krahft] /ˈsteɪdʒˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
noun
1.
skill in or the art of writing, adapting, or staging plays.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; stage + craft
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  • Members learn all aspects of stagecraft and participate, on stage and backstage, in the five annual productions.
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  • Members learn all aspects of stagecraft and participate on stage and backstage, in the five annual productions.
British Dictionary definitions for stagecraft

stagecraft

/ˈsteɪdʒˌkrɑːft/
noun
1.
skill in or the art of writing or staging plays
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