stage business


noun


Nearby words

  1. stag's horn,
  2. stag's-horn coral,
  3. stag-horn calculus,
  4. stage,
  5. stage brace,
  6. stage direction,
  7. stage director,
  8. stage door,
  9. stage effect,
  10. stage fright

Origin of stage business

First recorded in 1815–25

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Examples from the Web for stage business

  • 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
  • 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