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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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Cage chews the scenery as his character teeters on the brink of self-destruction but Val Kilmer is a model of restraint as his sidekick Stevie in Werner Herzog's thriller.
Samuel L Jackson chews the scenery before it goes up in flames as the bigoted bully, who strongly disapproves of interracial marriage - a fatal flaw justified clumsily by an anecdote from the character's past.
Whitaker chews the scenery whenever he can while Laurie is a more restrained version of House.
Turturro chews the scenery with glee and has one verbal set-to with Lin Shaye, as his alkie morn, that's worth the price of admission alone Howell makes Bianchi more of a sappy, childlike stooge, drawn by osmosis into the killings.
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.
Khanna is marginally better than Ray in the acting stakes but makes for an overall lame lead, while the rest of the cast chews the scenery to varying degrees.
Samuel L Jackson chews the scenery as the bigoted bully who disapproves of interracial marriage - a fatal flaw justified clumsily by an anecdote from his character's past.
Linehan, at least, grabs hold of her limited onstage time and chews the scenery most fetchingly (wearing some fabulous frocks as she does so) as the fantastical Kassie.