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The whole of this stage business was simply flying in the face of Providence.

Stage business—all of it—creates some dramatic value for the performance.

So, in the matter of this stage business, you can take no steps to restrain her?

"But at least wait until you've looked into the stage business," he urged.

Played off on her a bit of the stage business she is so fond of.

The precise details of the histrionic technique and "stage business" in vogue must remain more or less a mystery to us.

Her figure is too petite to give effect to heroic characters; but her voice is good, and her stage business soigné.

Mr. Hickok in real life had long been familiar with every fraction of the stage business; the lines he could learn in a night.

It was very long before even the first-rate geniuses could acquire the mechanical knowledge of the stage business.

The amount of whipping and other stage business to accompany this recitative might safely be trusted to choir boy impromptu.