individuals, the stage direction
requires more than twenty individuals
The stage direction
at 1576 states that "Here pe kyng goth to bed in hast, and Mary goth into an old logge wythowt pe gate" [emphasis mine].
For example, the website footnote for the stage direction
in act 3, scene 4 when Malvolio enters cross-gartered in yellow stockings duplicates with slightly different wording the footnote in the printed edition yet adds 3 lengthy sentences regarding staging this scene not found in the printed edition.
This process is both logical and appropriate, but the problem is that the editors present no method for attempting to determine whether a stage direction
was most likely inscribed by the playwright or by a playhouse bookkeeper.
If one had to pick a "perfect show," it would have to be Le nozze di Figaro, with its lovely sets by Paul Brown and sensible stage direction
by Bruce Donnell.
In this sense, Valle-Incan's stage direction
functions a type of ekphrastic reference to Rusinol's painting, recalling the painting as it describes the character.
For example, a speech heading may do double duty when followed by a stage direction
, especially if it contains a verb of utterance.
For example, an apparently straightforward stage direction
such as "enter a jailor" or "keeper" may be as elliptical or incomplete as "Exit corse" if such a figure would be assumed to have a distinctive costume and be carrying a large set of keys so as to convey to a playgoer a sense of enter in prison.
Tips, tricks, and techniques for ensuring the smooth flow of rehearsals, guiding stage direction
, helping actors put forth their best emotions, overseeing run-throughs and dress rehearsals, and more right up to opening night fill this practical and useful resource.
In sections on taxonomy, text, editing, space, and plays, they consider such topics as inventing stage directions
and demoting dumb shows, reading Shakespeare's stage directions
, when a missing stage direction
is missing, unpicking early modern stage directions
, Shakespeare's Macbeth and the staging of trauma, and echoic liminalities in The Duchess of Malfi.
In any case, wherever Butterworth finds a particularly explicit stage direction
or explanation of an illusion, he includes it.
Yet since the turn of the last century, Russian ballet has emphasized the dancer over the dance, with little more importance placed on choreography than the art of opera places on stage direction
In addition, the "inconsistent" practice of marking a stage direction
with or without ke or the presence or absence of a stage direction
in certain scenes in plays from different collections may point to the fact that not all stage directions
are reliable sources or evidence.
19) It is poossible to read the stage direction
-- `Count Lodouico, Giouanni, Guid-antonio and others waigting on her' (II.
Discussing the omission of an Elizabethan stage direction
in a prominent edition he claims that "Since many readers concentrate upon the text rather than the notes, such an editorial decision (especially in this prestigious series) can have a greater impact upon future interpreters than an equivalent choice by an actor or a critic.