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stage direction

an instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of performers, or production requirements.
the art or technique of a stage director.
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First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
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stage direction

noun (theatre)
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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