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stage business

noun as in technique in acting


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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.

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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.