romeo & juliet
antony & cleopatra
Misleading Stage Directions: Romeo & Juliet's Balcony Scene
When we see stage directions in a contemporary play, we trust those stage directions. Why? Because we know they are written for us, the readers, by the author. Not the case in Shakespeare...
Shakespeare's Stage Directions (a Quick Introduction)
Stage directions tell actors what they should be doing onstage. They can also help readers determine what’s going on, because a reader doesn't have the visual input a playgoer has. But Shakespeare himself wrote very few stage directions...
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