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[steyj-kraft, -krahft] /ˈsteɪdʒˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
skill in or the art of writing, adapting, or staging plays.
Origin of stagecraft
1880-85; stage + craft Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • An artist in words Wilde also proves himself in stagecraft in this play.

    Oscar Wilde Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • The realization of this, by a dramatist, is what is called "stagecraft."

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • It is the motto of this movement to effect a transvaluation of sthetic values in style and stagecraft.

    Modernities Horace Barnett Samuel
  • "Measure for Measure" is one of the best examples of Shakespeare's contempt for stagecraft.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • I am going to act the thing realistically, not as a matter of stagecraft.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • After all, getting an elephant into a play is merely a question of stagecraft.

    If I May A. A. Milne
British Dictionary definitions for stagecraft


skill in or the art of writing or staging plays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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