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stage business

business (def 10).
Origin of stage business
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For purposes of indicating the pantomimic action of the play, the dramatist resorts to stage-business and stage-direction.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • The children's acting, in the sense of gesture and stage-business, is very likely to be stiff and artificial.

    Literature in the Elementary School Porter Lander MacClintock

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