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the arrangement of actors on the stage at any given moment of a theatrical production. An important device for graphically bringing out the theme of a play, the miseen-scene is an essential component of the director’s interpretation of the production. The style and genre of the theatrical production are reflected in the miseen-scene. Through his arrangement of the actors, the stage director brings the play to life. The selection of a well-planned mise-en-scene is also the responsibility of the set designer, who, in cooperation with the director, decides on a definite spatial treatment of the production and creates the necessary conditions for stage action. Every mise-en-scene must be compatible with the relationships and emotions of the characters being portrayed: it must function naturally, easily, and organically.

In film-making the creation of the mise-en-scéne depends to a great extent on the camera angle and range.


Popov, A. D. Khudozhestvennaia tselostnost’ spektaklia. Moscow, 1959. Pages 207–40).
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