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:

    Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by neglect of many other things.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man’s bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)