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stage direction

noun
1.
an instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of performers, or production requirements.
2.
the art or technique of a stage director.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • When he was appointed to the job, he indicated that he would play down stage direction and concentrate on administration.
  • Identify stage direction, mood, relationship and plot.
British Dictionary definitions for stage direction

stage direction

noun (theatre)
1.
an instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play
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stage direction in Culture

stage direction definition


Part of the script of a play that tells the actors how they are to move or to speak their lines. Enter, exit, and exeunt are stage directions.

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