Meaning of mise en scène*

mise en scène

Pronunciation: (mē zän sen'), [key]
— French. French.
  1. the process of setting a stage, with regard to placement of actors, scenery, properties, etc.
  2. the stage setting or scenery of a play.
  3. surroundings; environment.
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