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scene

1. 
a. a subdivision of an act of a play, in which the time is continuous and the setting fixed
b. a single event, esp a significant one, in a play
2. Films a shot or series of shots that constitutes a unit of the action
3. the backcloths, stage setting, etc., for a play or film set; scenery
References in classic literature ?
I remember an early instance of this kind, when Wolf Larsen appeared on the scene just as I had begun to give orders.
The two characters which opened the comedy of The Rivals, "Fag" and "The Coachman," appeared on the scene -- looked many sizes too tall for their canvas background, which represented a "Street in Bath" -- exhibited the customary inability to manage their own arms, legs, and voices -- went out severally at the wrong exits -- and expressed their perfect approval of results, so far, by laughing heartily behind the scenes.
And it would have gone hard with him had not Collie appeared on the scene.