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stage direction

n
(Theatre) an instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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"
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Translations
إرشاد مَسْرَحي، إخْراج
scénická poznámka
regibemærkning
színpadi utasítás
fyrirmæli um sviîsetningu
scénická poznámka
sahne açıklaması

stage direction

n (in text) → didascalie fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
"Here Herod rages on the pageant and in the street also" is one stage direction. The devils, too, often ran among the people, partly to amuse them and partly to frighten and show them what might happen if they remained wicked.
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." Up the carpeted ladder she crawled at last and opened the door of the skylight room.
'And this,' said the lady, crossing to Smike, as tragic actresses cross when they obey a stage direction, 'and this is the other.
The Sandbox Collective's 'Every Brilliant Thing,' Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's monologue about growing up and grappling with mental illness, scored six nods, including the lone citations for production and stage direction.
Editing is the focus of section three, which begins with Suzanne Gossett's 'When is a Missing Stage Direction Missing?'.
IA: (improvised stage direction, different for each performance)
After graduating from high school, she first trained as a bookbinder before going on to study theater science and music stage direction. While working as an opera director, she debuted with her short novel Story of the Old Child, which was followed by other literary publications, including novels, short stories, and stage plays.
His most recent work includes the stage direction of the 19th century opera Cinq Mars performed in Leipzig in early 2018 and in 2017.
Second is the longer 1616 B-text of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus where a stage direction ("Musicke while the Throne descends") is followed by a speech from the Good Angel that tells Faustus: "Hadst thou affected sweet diuinitie ...
called for with the stage direction "colours," which could
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.