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’
    • ‘The opera finally saw a stage production in 1951 which received great, though short-lived acclaim.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Shape of Things was written as a stage play and was produced on Broadway before appearing as a film.’
    • ‘The Pink Ladies get a pep talk from Patty in the latest stage production of hit musical Grease.’
    • ‘Death, love and outright comedy entertainingly interweave in Mort, the latest stage production by the Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He's currently negotiating with New York producers to mount his stage production of the cult movie Outrageous.’
    • ‘Originating as a book by Anita Loos and a stage play, this film is a super entertainment from director Howard Hawks.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that O'Brien can write, but Eden offers no evidence whatsoever that he can write a stage play.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We'll also be looking for an extra chorus and lead roles for the Christmas stage production at Sadler's Wells.’
    • ‘Since Bangaloreans have a penchant for good theatre, a stage production of the popular musical should be good news to theatregoers.’
    • ‘Steve knows movies backward and forward, and he doesn't want a film version of the stage play.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘China's own film production started in 1908 when Dingjun Mountain, the stage play of a famous Beijing opera, was shot.’
    drama, stage show, theatrical work, theatrical piece, radio play, television play, teleplay, screenplay, comedy, tragedy, farce, sketch
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