Stagehand meaning

stājhănd
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A worker who shifts scenery, adjusts lighting, and performs other tasks required in a theatrical production.
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A person who helps to set and remove scenery and furniture, operate the curtain, etc. for a performance, as of a stage play.
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A person who works behind the scenes at a theatre or in other theatrical media.

The actors get the glory, the spotlight and the name up in lights while it is the stagehands who point the spotlight, hang the name and change the light bulbs.

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Origin of stagehand

  • stage +"Ž hand (manual worker)

    From Wiktionary