Advertisement

Advertisement

View definitions for stage business

stage business

noun as in technique in acting

Advertisement

Discover More

Example Sentences

Brown and Barnard don’t meld as seamlessly with their characters as Horne does with his, and once in a while they make bits of stage business look contrived instead of spontaneous.

The cast also engages in meaning-heightening stage business, as when a grappled-with door becomes a barrier or a table.

I always knew what actors should say to each other and how they should look, and I always understood stage business.

In 1820 he quit tavern keeping, and confined himself to mail contracting and the stage business.

The children's acting, in the sense of gesture and stage-business, is very likely to be stiff and artificial.

We have no record how they managed the stage business at Clieveden, but it must have presented some difficulty.

I at once set to work and showed him the stage business in the drawing-room, requesting Mdme.

For purposes of indicating the pantomimic action of the play, the dramatist resorts to stage-business and stage-direction.

Synonym of the day

Which one is a synonym for chaotic?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stage business, such as: acting device, incidental activity, jeu de theatre, and stage directions.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement