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  1. present participle of stage


staging (plural stagings)

  1. (theater) A performance of a play
    • 1988 April 15, S.L. Wisenberg, “On Stage: cartoon characters in a drama of death”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The 1984 premiere production (and, judging from a few reviews, the subsequent stagings) was much more solemn.
  2. The scenery and/or organization of actors' movements on stage.
    • 2005, Jen Harvie, Staging the UK, →ISBN, page 161:
      This, he argues, was in turn especially strongly shaped by imported British theatre traditions, particularly the use of the proscenium arch stage which was radically different from the open staging of precolonial and early colonial India and produced and emphasis on frontality in theatre productions that is now deeply structured into Bollywood films, most notably in their smile-at-the-camera song-and-dance sequences.
    • 2014, Shokhan Rasool Ahmed, The Staging of Witchcraft and a “Spectacle of Strangeness”, →ISBN, page 14:
      A variety of magical effects or tricks might have been possible on the Jacobean playhouse if Sabbattini's elaborate staging machinery was at hand at the at period.
  3. (by extension) The arrangement or layout of something in order to create an impression.
    • 1999, Jane Desmond, Staging Tourism: Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World, →ISBN:
      Ranging along a continuum of degrees of "realism," each of these tourist sites embraces particular conceptions of animal subjectivity, notions of authenticity, and models of human-animal relationships. Each represents a different relationship to the concept of "situ." The higher the perceived realism quotient for each site, the more difficult it is to detect the staging of the natural.
    • 2011, Christine Rae & Jan Saunders Maresh, Home Staging For Dummies, →ISBN:
      Staging often raises the value of a property by reducing the home's flaws, depersonalizatin, de-cluttering, cleaning, and making it look its best with furniture placement, lighting, color, and much more.
    • 2013, Claire Colomb, Staging the New Berlin, →ISBN, page 1957:
      The representation and staging of reconstruction, of architectural design and of planning models, in particular, played a prominent role in the visual imagery and promotional discourse on both sides.
    • 2015, Laura Gail Pettler, Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases, →ISBN, page 24:
      What about all the homicides staged as interrupted robberies, home invasions, burglaries, suicides, accidents, drowning, car accidents, household falls, and other types of incidents resulting in victims' deaths that were ruled suicide, accident, natural, or otherwise that were really murders? The red flags of staging were missed and victims were not served justice.
  4. The organization of something in order to prepare for or facilitate working with it.
    • 2013, Ole B. Jensen, Staging Mobilities, →ISBN, page 4:
      Staging Mobilities explores the dynamic process between 'being staged' (as, for example, when traffic lights command us to stop or when timetables organize your route and itineraries) and the "mobile staging" of interacting individuals (as, for example, when we negotiate a passage on the pavement, or when we choose a particular mode of transport in accordance with our self-perception. The rationale for the book is therefore to address the following overall research question: What are the physical, social, technical and cultural conditions for the staging of contemporary urban mobilities?
    • 2014, Carl S. Hughes, Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire, →ISBN:
      Kierkegaard wants his listeners to see Thorvaldsen's statue in the same way that he wants his readers to attend to his writing -- not as an end in itself, but as a staging of desire.
  5. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.
  6. The act or process of putting on an event.
    • 2004, Holger Preuss -, The Economics of Staging the Olympics, →ISBN:
      The item 'event costs' is particularly difficult to break down since the staging of the competitions results in a variety of different expenditures.
    • 2013, Claire Colomb, Staging the New Berlin, →ISBN, page 1948:
      The staging of events which aimed to transform the city's public spaces and streets into spectacular urban landscapes for promotional purposes was also pioneered in the late 1920s.
  7. The business of running stagecoaches.
  8. The act of journeying in stagecoaches.
  9. The classification of a patient or tumor into its stage of cancer.
    • 2013, Frederick L, Greene, David L. Page, & Irvin D. Fleming, AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, →ISBN, page 210:
      By convention, clinical staging should be performed after complete excision of the primary melanoma (including microstaging) and after information about metastases to either regional or distant anatomic sites has been obtained after clinical, radiologic, and laboratory assessment.

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