What is stage business?

  • (noun): Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect.
    Synonyms: business, byplay

Famous quotes containing the words business and/or stage:

    The business of a novelist is, in my opinion, to create characters first and foremost, and then to set them in the snarl of the human currents of his time, so that there results an accurate permanent record of a phase of human history.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    There are people who are so presumptuous that they know no other way to praise a greatness that they publicly admire than by representing it as a preliminary stage and bridge leading to themselves.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)