Skill in the techniques and devices of the theater. (noun)
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Use "stagecraft" in a sentence
"At the same time, “very well” doesn’t mean a huge amount of money, so the training they receive in stagecraft is probably fair compensation."
"Acting standards are falling and Britain's reputation for brilliant stagecraft is at grave risk, warns Sir Ian McKellen."
"As attendance at theaters increased throughout the nineteenth century, the technologies involved in stagecraft had to improve, and advancements in lighting, stage machinery, setting, and sound effects were all of major importance in the spectacularization of theatrical fare."