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stage

noun [C] (THEATRE)    /steɪdʒ/
A2 the area in a theatre that is often raised above ground level and on which actors or entertainers perform: Hamlet is on stage for most of the act. The orchestra went on/off stage to great applause. The play is a stage adaptation of William Golding's novel. The opera singer returns to the London stage (= will perform again in London) this summer.Theatres, cinemas and their parts a particular area of public life: The president was extremely popular on the world stage but was disliked in his own country.Topics and areas of interest take the stage to go onto the stage and start to performActing, rehearsing and performing
(Definition of stage noun (THEATRE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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