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  • n  skill in writing or staging plays

  • Nearly two years in the making, the Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Games, held at the new National Stadium, showcased the host country's history and flair for stagecraft and .
  • Has all this stagecraft left behind much worth seeing? This impulse to take stock is one reason why the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City is opening a retrospective this .
  • Such judgments overlooked the extent to which Coward's work is sheerly theatrical, meaning not only shrewd in stagecraft but also remote from lives and issues outside the theater.
News & Articles

  • “Dear Elizabeth” at Berkeley Rep charms with lovely words, warmth, and beautiful pictures
    I like epistolary plays where the letters sent between two people over decades are fashioned into a dramatic piece. The only trouble is such plays sometimes remind me of radio drama on NPR. But “Dear Elizabeth,” by Sarah Ruhl now at the Berkeley Rep, is saved from that trap by some of the best stagecraft I’ve seen this year, inspired staging, and two adept and exactingly cast professionals doing ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Berkeley Daily Planet
  • Putins attend ballet, then announce their divorce
    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin pulled off one of his most audacious pieces of stagecraft, attending a ballet with his rarely seen wife, then emerging smiling and announcing their marriage is over.
    June 7, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Putins announce their divorce
    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin pulled off one of his most audacious pieces of stagecraft, attending a ballet with his rarely seen wife and then announcing their marriage is over. But how will it play to his audience of 143 million Russians?
    June 6, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Aaron Sorkin in New York Times
    There should be an absolute minimum of stagecraft,Mr. Sorkin said. "The setting itself is pretty theatrical."
  • Eric Alterman in Politico
    Well, I think it's been an awfully long time since anyone thought of these guys as anything but showbiz figures,Alterman said of the lunch guests. "The entire SOTU is so much about stagecraft that this has the ring of giving the supporting...
  • Andrea Mitchell in New York Times
    The stagecraft was so phenomenal,Andrea Mitchell said on MSNBC, adding, "I don't know how they could have done it any better."

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