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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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Li chews the scenery with gusto, bringing an enjoyably larger-than-life quality to her scheming courtesan.
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As Dominic Toretto, the hero of the highways in The Fast and the Furious, Diesel chews the scenery with a raw precision that confirms his rising-star status.
We can't know what the role's originator (Serge Lifar) was like, but Baryshnikov, who all but chews the scenery, also manages to devour space and defy gravity.