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Stage Directions ENGL 2306 – Introduction to  Drama Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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“Written instructions in the script telling actors how  to move on stage or how to deliver a particular  line. To facilitate reading of scripts and distinguish  them from dialogue, stage directions are typically  placed in parentheses and written in italics” (12  Plays  736). Stage directions
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“A brief bit of dialogue spoken by a character to  the audience or to him- or herself and assumed to  be unheard by the other characters on stage” (12  Plays  730). Aside
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Unformatted text preview: “The part of the stage closest to the audience” (12 Plays 732). Downstage “As an adjective, adverb, or noun, the part of the stage farthest from the audience, at the back of the playing area. As a verb, to draw the audience’s attention away from another actor on stage” (12 Plays 737). Upstage “Area of the stage as seen from the point of view of an actor facing the audience. Stage left, therefore, is on the audience’s right-hand side, and vice versa” (12 Plays 736). Stage left/right...
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