Definitions for backstageˈbækˈsteɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•stageˈbækˈsteɪdʒ(adv.)

  1. behind the proscenium in a theater, esp. in the wings or dressing rooms.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. in private; behind the scenes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (adj.)located or occurring backstage.

  4. of or pertaining to secret activities.

  5. of or pertaining to the private lives of entertainers:

    backstage gossip.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (n.)a backstage area of a theater.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of backstage:

1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wing, offstage, backstage(adj)

    a stage area out of sight of the audience

  2. offstage, backstage(adverb)

    concealed from public view or attention

    "offstage political meetings"

  3. backstage(adverb)

    out of view of the public; behind the scenes

    "Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal"; "many private deals were made backstage at the convention"

  4. backstage(adverb)

    in or to a backstage area of a theater

    "costumes were changed backstage"

Wiktionary

  1. backstage(Noun)

    The area behind a stage, especially that of the dressing rooms.

  2. backstage(Adverb)

    Towards the area behind the stage.

  3. backstage(Adverb)

    Out of view of the public.

  4. backstage(Adjective)

    Relating to, or situated in the area behind a stage.

  5. backstage(Adjective)

    Secret, concealed from the public.

Freebase

  1. Backstage

    Backstage is an entertainment-industry brand aimed at people working in film and the performing arts, with a special focus on casting, job opportunities, and career advice. Backstage publishes a weekly tabloid-sized trade magazine in the U.S. and a bimonthly digest sized resource directory that cover the entertainment industry from the perspective of performers, the performance unions, casting directors, agents, writers, directors, and, in particular, actors. Backstage also publishes related newsletters, produces industry trade shows, and hosts various panels and screenings, along with running multiple websites, including Backstage.com, Call Sheet Online, Blog Stage, Espresso, Backstage Unscripted, The Backstage 411 Casting FAQ, The Backstage Message Boards, and the weekly Backstage Digital Edition magazine. Backstage Books is an imprint of Watson-Guptill.

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