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stage-direction

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A written or printed instruction as to action, etc., which accompanies the text of a play.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • With a title taken from a theatrical stage-direction term for sounds originating offstage, the play appropriately skewers the backstage events and relationships of actors taking part in a fictitious tour of a sex comedy.

    What's On Around Europe

  • But Lady Castlewood could not operate upon the said eyes then and there, like the barbarous monsters in the stage-direction in

    The Virginians

  • This not very intelligible stage-direction means perhaps that, after Bajazeth and Tamburlaine had entered, a short combat was to take place between them.

    The First Part of Tamburlaine the Great

  • “Moroccus,” — a barbarism which I have not retained, because previously, in the stage-direction at the commencement of this act, p. 19, they agree in reading

    The First Part of Tamburlaine the Great

  • I capped off that facet with the production and stage-direction of the American premiere in Wilmington of Carl Orff's Ludus de Nato Infante Mirificus, which is not as far from speculative fiction as you might imagine.

    Decision at Doona

  • Accordingly the stage-direction at the opening of the play reads thus, 'Here entereth Nichol Newfangle the Vice, laughing, and hath a knave of clubs in his hand which, as soon as he speaketh, he offereth unto one of the men or boys standing by.'

    The Growth of English Drama

  • At the suggestion of Newfangle 'he danceth as evil-favoured as may be demised, and in the dancing he falleth down, and when he riseth he must groan', according to the stage-direction.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • Death slays Herod and his two soldiers suddenly, and the Devil receives them '-- so runs the terse Latin stage-direction.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • One of our most subtle artists in stage-direction, Mr. Henry Miller, once confessed to the present writer that he could never decide whether a prospective play was good or bad until he had seen it rehearsed by actors on a stage.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • A novel and interesting device of emphasis in stage-direction was introduced by Mr. Forbes-Robertson in his production of _The Passing of the

    The Theory of the Theatre

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