stagehand :

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  • n  an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production

  • A 19th century Philadelphia stagehand bequeathed his head to the local company "to represent the skull of Yorick in the play Hamlet.
  • The Phoenix still pays its top people only $100, gets along with a seven-man stagehand crew (v.
  • The stagehand told Bob Hope he had a minute and a half before it all started.

  • Ben Kingsley in Post Chronicle
    Kingsley says, "In my days with the Royal Shakespeare Company there were backstage crew covered in tattoos. I remember one stagehand said to a colleague of mine, 'I 'eard you 'ad your f**king car stolen.'
  • Paul Taylor in The Star-Ledger -
    Each act is generally a disaster,Taylor says. "Things are dropped. People fall down. There's a garland dance where the daisies keep coming off, and the stagehand has to run around picking them up during the dance."

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