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The malleability of his stage directions reflects the flexibility of the surroundings.
The play’s title refers to a theatrical stage direction indicating sounds coming from backstage.
The stage direction, by Ophelie Wolf, lacks precision — characters walk up stairs to a bridge along the back of the stage for no apparent reason and little emotional moments that could enhance the familiar plot are seemingly overlooked.
Fans of William Shakespeare will recognize the phrase as one of the most famous stage directions in history.
Although the entire musical arena, both orchestral and vocal, is entrusted to the music director, in this world music is just one key strand in an elaborate artistic tapestry that includes stage direction, theatrical design, dance and much more.
Seated at an onstage piano for the entirety of the musical, Gomes accompanies his fellow cast members through all the songs while also barking out an occasional stage direction and even tongue-in-cheek orders to the audience on when to applaud.
Once again her stage direction and ballet steps took their cue from dance notation and stylized movement vocabulary contained in music theater manuals of the period — every choice flowed directly out of Marais’ music.
His blurting out of his political stage directions was a vintage moment of Trumpian indiscretion.
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STAGE DIRECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stage direction for English Language Learners
: a written instruction in a play telling an actor what to do
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