scene

(redirected from sets the scene)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

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 periodicals archive ?
Certainly, as Luke sets the scene of Jesus' temptation, we are intended to recall the events of Moses on Sinai, Elijah on Horeb, and the people in the wilderness.
Pleasantville" was shot on the set of the movie with the same name and features a neighborhood with partially restored cars that sets the scene for the commercial's message--people should be careful not to buy stripped-down auto coverage.
Wale's fine oral interpretation expertly sets the scene for this historical mystery.
And as it turns out Linfield face the other half of Belfast's Big Two which really sets the scene.