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stage directions

noun as in stage business

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Not to curse the stage directions and threaten to send the stage manager to a labor camp.

The stage directions title him “The Butterfly Hunter” and then identify him: “His name is Vladimir Nabokov.”

Page-long quotations from the novel are recapitulated as stage directions.

I think it was around eight pages of dialogue, with the stage directions and all that.

They're supposed to enact the script: Bush read aloud the stage directions.

For example, all stage directions were indented the same amount from the left margin and coded as hanging paragraphs.

On some reading devices, inline stage directions are set off from the text by parentheses added by the transcriber.

Punctuation has been normalized for the stage directions and the play listings in the Bibliography.

In the stage directions of this scene, Shakespeare shows his own opinion of the mob by writing, "Enter Cade and his rabblement."

However, some concessions have been made, particularly in the handling of stage directions enclosed by brackets on one side.


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

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