Definition of Stage direction

1. Noun. An instruction written as part of the script of a play.

Generic synonyms: Direction, Instruction
Group relationships: Drama, Dramatic Play, Play

Definition of Stage direction

1. Noun. An instruction given to an actor that tells the actor what should be done and in what manner to do it. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stage Direction

stage-door Johnny
stage ball
stage business
stage crew
stage dancing
stage direct
stage direction (current term)
stage directions
stage director
stage diving
stage divings
stage door
stage effect
stage fear
stage fright
stage left
stage manager
stage mechanical
stage micrometre
stage mom
stage mother

Literary usage of Stage direction

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1. The Spanish Stage in the Time of Lope de Vega by Hugo Albert Rennert (1909)
"This is followed by the stage direction: quedase ... In Act III of Tirso de Molina's La fingida Arcadia, a stage direction seems to show that a curtain ..."

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