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a part of literary work in which one set of events takes place in one locality. Plays are divided into acts, which are divided again into scenes. A Shakespearean play will typically have five acts, each with any number of scenes. In theatres, scene changes involve workers coming on to the stage behind closed curtains and setting up the next scene. In film, the changes are not shown as clearly, so viewers are not as aware of scenes as separate divisions of the narrative. But scene changes are as much a part of the world of film as they are of the theatrical environment.