Mise-en-scéne is a French phrase meaning “placing on stage.” In cinema, it’s everything that’s in the camera frame - actors, lighting, decor, props, costumes, and location.
I use mise-en-scéne to write what the characters see, feel, smell, hear, and taste. Vivid descriptions of cities, of dance, paintings, sculpture, and other arts, provide an additional layer of detail that stimulates the reader’s senses. This section spotlights a prominent setting and music featured in my debut novel, Lost and Found Again.
Lisbon, Portugal is a key locale in the romantic novel, Lost and Found Again. The photos on this site are of Lisbon or nearby cities. Below are photos of tourist attractions the main characters can visit in this global destination.