Definition of stage play in English:

stage play

(also stage production)


  • A play performed on stage rather than broadcast or made into a film.

    ‘the stage play and later film of Pygmalion’
    • ‘Originally commissioned as a radio monologue for the CBC, Perfect Pie has developed not only into a stage play, but also into a recently released film.’
    • ‘The opera finally saw a stage production in 1951 which received great, though short-lived acclaim.’
    • ‘We'll also be looking for an extra chorus and lead roles for the Christmas stage production at Sadler's Wells.’
    • ‘China's own film production started in 1908 when Dingjun Mountain, the stage play of a famous Beijing opera, was shot.’
    • ‘Jerry decided that unless he could do more than simply repeat his work as choreographer from the stage play, then he'd rather not work on the film.’
    • ‘With both the stage play and film rights I've been in the privileged position of being able to sign The Cutting Room over to people I trusted and whose vision is compatible with my own.’
    • ‘He's currently negotiating with New York producers to mount his stage production of the cult movie Outrageous.’
    • ‘Steve knows movies backward and forward, and he doesn't want a film version of the stage play.’
    • ‘There are the sets, which at times are extremely minimal and look more like they're from a stage play than a film.’
    • ‘Alfie, which began life as a stage play, was always more of a performance than a film.’
    • ‘Ronald Harwood has adapted his stage play for the screen.’
    • ‘Being a part of a stage production or any production for that matter involves working in a team and to do so well, it's important to trust your teammates.’
    • ‘The Shape of Things was written as a stage play and was produced on Broadway before appearing as a film.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that O'Brien can write, but Eden offers no evidence whatsoever that he can write a stage play.’
    • ‘The Pink Ladies get a pep talk from Patty in the latest stage production of hit musical Grease.’
    • ‘Since Bangaloreans have a penchant for good theatre, a stage production of the popular musical should be good news to theatregoers.’
    • ‘Death, love and outright comedy entertainingly interweave in Mort, the latest stage production by the Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre.’
    • ‘The writer adapted the production from his own stage play, and each interchange has an authenticity which is the hallmark of a fine ear for dialogue.’
    • ‘Originating as a book by Anita Loos and a stage play, this film is a super entertainment from director Howard Hawks.’
    • ‘Acting and being part of a stage production was a childhood passion for young playwright Mahesh Dattani, who is the new sensation in the Indian English theatre.’
    drama, stage show, theatrical work, theatrical piece, radio play, television play, teleplay, screenplay, comedy, tragedy, farce, sketch
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