- an instruction in the script of a play, directing the movements of the actors, the arrangement of scenery, etc.
- the art or practice of directing the production of a play
The definition of a stage direction is an instruction written in the script of a play that gives direction to the actors or information about the scenery.
When the author of a play leaves a note in a script telling the actor to read a line with a sarcastic undertone, this note is an example of a stage direction.
(plural stage directions)
- An instruction given to an actor that tells the actor what should be done and in what manner to do it.
- The stage direction given in the script said to walk forward and speak the line loudly.