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