byplay definition

  • noun:
    • Any activity, done onstage during a performance, aside from the main activity.
    • Action continued aside, and frequently in dumb-show, even though the primary activity continues.
    • In a play, activity continued aside, and commonly in dumb-show, while the main action proceeds; activity maybe not meant to be viewed by a number of the persons present.
    • A diversion; one thing besides the main function.
    • incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic result

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