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Mise en scène
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The French term mise en scène first appeared as a technical term in the course of the professionalization of the theater in the first half of the 19th century, and was adopted into English. German adopted the calque Inszenierung in the same period [12. 11]. At this period, the concept was specifically related to the stage (Latin scena[7. 901]; [9. 697–702]; [6]; [8]. Until the second half of the 19th century, Scenik was in synonymous use in German, along with the verb (in-)szenieren [9. 699].

Mise en scène denotes both the process of realizing a dramatic work that culmi…

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Bremer, Kai, “Mise en scène”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_021478>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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