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