Definition of stage effect in English:

stage effect


  • An effect produced by the lighting, sound, or scenery in a play, movie, etc.

    ‘Broadway-style shows with epic themes and elaborate stage effects’
    • ‘To achieve a good stage effect, the audience will be allowed in the theatre only 10 minutes before the show, and latecomers won't be admitted.’
    • ‘With fantastic stage effects and stunning costumes Complete Madness get the audience up on their feet dancing, so get ready for a string of hits including Baggy Trousers, House of Fun and Driving in My Car.’
    • ‘Designer Cameron Lawrence opted for a very simple stage design, just a stepped black stage, the only stage effect being that the black curtain at the back could be opened to reveal a white wall.’
    • ‘Technical genius in the set coupled with strength of physique and movement in the dancers present an ensemble of emotive stage effects.’
    • ‘Most pantomimes include stage effects such as thunder and lightning, musical crescendos and great smoke-screens.’
    • ‘Hutch says, ‘This is a great opportunity to learn more about fireworks and stage effects.’’
    • ‘‘The area of focus is stage effect, which would give more light-and-sound effect to the show,’ she said.’
    • ‘Visconti makes sure to dwell on Wagner's plans for the Bayreuth opera house with its phantasmagoric stage effects and its sunken orchestra, which media-theorists have habitually called proto-cinematic.’
    • ‘Teizan VII was famous for the way he made use of masks, wigs, and lighting to achieve his spooky stage effects.’
    • ‘Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company the play is dramatic and full of marvellous stage effects, including a giant film screen.’
    • ‘With amazing music, stage effects, singing and dancing, this show is filled with the best-loved songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.’
    • ‘The impresario William Wheatley used lavish sets and costumes imported from Europe and the innovative stage effects included calcine lights and sophisticated machinery.’
    • ‘There are no dramatic stage effects or lighting, instead it depends simply on the juxtaposition of these experiences.’
    • ‘In opera, a portion of a tragédie lyrique or opéra-ballet composed mainly of songs and dances and accompanied by spectacular stage effects, often having little connection with the main plot.’
    • ‘The play is enhanced with multi-media stage effects including a big screen at the back, a telephone and a TV set.’
    • ‘They have any amount of costumes and the stage effects are marvellously good considering the conditions.’
    • ‘Of course, minimal costumes and scenery inevitably forfeit not only comic stage effects but also basic clarity.’
    • ‘His love of the stage effect, the precious pun, and the hard end-rhyme sometimes leads to spectacular results, but more often leads to poems and translations that simply make one wince.’
    • ‘An artificial lake built into the stage for the show is one of the production's special stage effects.’
    • ‘Tuckett has put together these mixed theatre pieces before - his Wind in the Willows similarly sneaked a small band, clever stage effects, dancers, singers and a narrator into a popular Linbury production, which charmed audiences.’