Let me get the stage set properly at the beginning of my remarks.
I see, she laughed, you want the stage set for your entrance.
Suppose it turned out that this was just a stage set for students of history?
It was as though a curtain had risen on a stage set to terrify the beholder.
Thus was the stage set, for the next session of the honorable court.
Such was the stage set for the tragedy which we have to relate.
Thus we now have our stage set and peopled for the grim drama of a bitter border war.
Within a few minutes the Gagnon household effects were heaped out of doors, and the stage set for the "trial."
Standing there, with the stage set and the light effects just right, in fancy I repopulated Pompeii.
The curtain rises on a stage set for a Harlequinade, a merry black and white interior.