Structural divisions in a play, anything from one to five, frequently subdivided into scenes. Two or more acts are usually separated by an interval. Also used as a designator for play-text: Act.scene.line reference - A line reference for a specific line, scene, and act in a play. If a stage direction is noted, then it is entered immediately after the line reference. For example: I.ii.3 s.d. means that immediately after Act One, scene two, line three there is a stage direction.

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