scenery

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scenery

Theatre the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc., used to represent a location in a theatre or studio

Scenery

 

stage design that creates the scene of action in the play and helps reveal the play’s meaning. Scenery is created using the expressive devices of painting, graphic art, architecture, the art of planning the scenes of the action, lighting, stage techniques, film projection, and so forth.

scenery

Any or all devices ordinarily used on a theater stage, such as backdrops, borders, scrims, set pieces, side tabs, tabs, but not including props or costumes.
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Joe Lieberman was seen beating his breast and chewing the scenery, condemning Clinton as a lying despicable person, unworthy to hold the office of president.
Ramirez has comparable bonafides but seems far less comfortable chewing the scenery, as well as uncertain whether to play the role straight or embrace its inherent silliness.
For his part, Reynolds eases comfortably into a problematic role and refrains from chewing the scenery, despite ample opportunities to do so.