Noun(1) an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production
(1) After the angel appears, they have to hand off its wings to a stagehand and run around to the wings to get onstage for the next dance.(2) Aged 12, she got a job as a stagehand at a New Hampshire repertory theatre and went on to study acting at the prestigious Julliard drama school.(3) A classically trained actor, he found his first brush with show business aged 15 as a stagehand at York Theatre Royal.(4) Penning his first play at 15, he originally wanted to work as a stagehand before being persuaded to take an A level in drama and going on to study theatre at Manchester University.(5) Charlie is hired as a stagehand but naturally gets pressed into service as an actor as well.(6) The amount of camaraderie that the actors and stagehands enjoy and the ‘pleasure we derive from sharing our friendship and moments just cannot be described’.(7) In fact, it looked as if the stagehands had gone off to lunch and had forgotten to come back and clean up the stage.(8) Moreover, while the play unfolded, stagehands dressed in black (telling the audience that they were invisible) would add and remove furniture and similar objects.(9) At the scheduled start-up time roadies and stagehands were frantically darting about the stage carrying rolls of cable and other light and sound equipment.(10) Changing real backdrops requires a lot of stagehands and needs at least a few minutes to be able to achieve it.(11) In a half-hour the curtain would rise on Puccini's Tosca, but the stagehands were still putting up the walls of the church of the Sant'Andrea della Valle in Rome, the centrepiece of the first act.(12) Sometimes the actors are so busy moving about the props and making sure they don't walk through imaginary walls, it feels more like we're watching stagehands in period garb than actors involved in the drama.(13) College interns and volunteers serve as camera people and stagehands , using the university's studio and equipment.(14) With the support of the stagehands and actors, who refused to cross the picket lines, the walkout closed down 18 Broadway musicals.(15) Props don't glide in and out on tracks, they're carded on and off in dim light by stagehands and performers.(16) It's impossible not to come away with a renewed appreciation for these performers' craft, seeing how natural they look, giving no indication of the army of stagehands and machinery working just outside the camera's range.
(1) stagehand :: 黒子
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