For purposes of indicating the pantomimic action of the play, the dramatist resorts to stage-business and stage-direction.
The stage-direction says, 'shaken with horror:' no wonder that he shook!
The 1st quarto has here the stage-direction, "Tibalt under Romeos arme thrusts Mercutio in and flyes;" which some modern eds.
In the stage-direction the last four words are omitted Remorse.
I had said all I had to say, and it seemed to me that about here the stage-direction "exit" was written in my part.
At l. 50 the stage-direction was "Exit Sergestus with Ascanius."
The 1st quarto has here the stage-direction, "She fals vpon her bed within the Curtaines."
The 1st quarto has here the stage-direction: "They whisper in his eare;" that is, whisper the reason of their departure.
"Enter a Song singing" is the stage-direction in a seventeenth-century play whose name escapes me.
And the stage-direction in the folio indicates the contrast thus: “Enter the King and his poore Souldiers.”
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.