Meaning of metteur en scène in English:

metteur en scène

(also metteur en scene)

Pronunciation /mɛˌtəː(r) ɒn ˈseɪn/ /mɛˌtəː(r) ɒn ˈsɛn/

noun

  • A producer of a play (or opera, etc.); a director of a film.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Reynolds's Newspaper. From French metteur en scène, lit. ‘person who puts on the stage’ from metteur person who puts (from mettre to put (from classical Latin mittere to send) + -eur) + en in, on + scène stage, after mise en scène.