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stage direction

n
(Theatre) an instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stage direction - an instruction written as part of the script of a playstage direction - an instruction written as part of the script of a play
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
drama, dramatic play, play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
Translations
إرشاد مَسْرَحي، إخْراج
scénická poznámka
regibemærkning
színpadi utasítás
fyrirmæli um sviîsetningu
scénická poznámka
sahne açıklaması

stage direction

n (in text) → didascalie fpl

stage1

(steidʒ) noun
a raised platform especially for performing or acting on, eg in a theatre.
verb
1. to prepare and produce (a play etc) in a theatre etc. This play was first staged in 1928.
2. to organize (an event etc). The protesters are planning to stage a demonstration.
ˈstaging noun
1. wooden planks etc forming a platform.
2. the way in which a play etc is presented on a stage. The staging was good, but the acting poor.
stage direction
an order to an actor playing a part to do this or that. a stage direction to enter from the left.
stage fright
the nervousness felt by an actor etc when in front of an audience, especially for the first time. The young actress was suffering from stage fright and could not utter a word.
ˈstagehand noun
a workman employed to help with scenery etc.
stage manager
a person who is in charge of scenery and equipment for plays etc.
ˈstagestruck adjective
fascinated with the theatre or having a great desire to become an actor/actress.
References in classic literature ?
Here Herod rages on the pageant and in the street also" is one stage direction.
Skidder's door as he was red-inking a stage direction for Myrtle Delorme (Miss Leeson) in his (unaccepted) comedy, to "pirouette across stage from L to the side of the Count.
And this,' said the lady, crossing to Smike, as tragic actresses cross when they obey a stage direction, 'and this is the other.
In sections on taxonomy, text, editing, space, and plays, they consider such topics as inventing stage directions and demoting dumb shows, reading Shakespeare's stage directions, when a missing stage direction is missing, unpicking early modern stage directions, Shakespeare's Macbeth and the staging of trauma, and echoic liminalities in The Duchess of Malfi.
called for with the stage direction "colours," which could
18) That they are two separate areas is reinforced by the stage direction following line 1691, where the Bad Angel enters "into hell" rather than returning to the stage with the Devil.
and 2) the editors provide the stage direction "[Giving a jewel]" immediately before Orsino says "give her this jewel" (2.
Featuring musical direction by Andreas Spering performed by Capella Augustina and Les Arts Florissants, stage direction by Richard Brunel, set design by Chantal Thomas, and costume design by Axel Aust, and a youthful cast of talented performers, this particular incarnation of the production transposes its famous characters in the dramatic contemporary world of lawyers for a thoroughly enjoyable and supremely creative reinterpretation of a classic masterpiece.
This three-day workshop will bring together about thirty students majoring at stage direction, sound engineering, and cinematography.
The Westborough Players' Club show features the talents of 25 local youngsters under the stage direction of Sarah Worrest and musical direction of J.
This was supported by 21 other MSPs and Mr Gibson said: "Everything about the play was class, the acting was exceptional, as was the stage direction, but at the heart of it was the writing.
McManaway believed that the manuscript is a playhouse text because there is fairly secure evidence that the leaves were folded for margins in the familiar playhouse fashion and because there is a curious, clearly anticipatory stage direction on folio 46b (of which more later).