"The popular taste was not only there directed towards the stage
, but it was a district  wherein many actors dwelt, and consequently died.
Wilton Davis cursed unbelievably as he sprang down the stage
Marrable portentously approached the stage
, with an open letter in her hand.
After a few moments' rest, the orchestra played crashingly, and a small fat man burst out upon the stage
. He began to roar a song and stamp back and forth before the foot-lights, wildly waving a glossy silk hat and throwing leers, or smiles, broadcast.
High up and out of sight, over the prodigious stage
of the court theater is a maze of interlacing water-pipes, so pierced that in case of fire, innumerable little thread-like streams of water can be caused to descend; and in case of need, this discharge can be augmented to a pouring flood.
The movable stages
were, of course, not very large, so sometimes more than one was needed for a play.
This is the custom of sending on a basket-woman, who is to precede the pomp at a coronation, and to strew the stage
with flowers, before the great personages begin their procession.
Moreover, if we look to rather wider intervals, namely, to distinct but consecutive stages
of the same great formation, we find that the embedded fossils, though almost universally ranked as specifically different, yet are far more closely allied to each other than are the species found in more widely separated formations; but to this subject I shall have to return in the following chapter.
Randall, who watched the stage
out of sight, gathered up her packages from the bench at the store door, and stepped into the wagon that had been standing at the hitching-post.
But besides demonstrating the persistence of the popular demand for drama, they exerted a permanent influence in that they formed certain stage
traditions which were to modify or largely control the great drama of the Elizabethan period and to some extent of later times.
It was the stage
where, dressed splendidly for his part, he strutted, incomparably dignified, made important by the power he had to awaken an absurd expectation of something heroic going to take place--a burst of action or song--upon the vibrating tone of a wonderful sunshine.
Suddenly the dressing-room of La Sorelli, one of the principal dancers, was invaded by half-a-dozen young ladies of the ballet, who had come up from the stage
after "dancing" Polyeucte.