Three different scientific fields are traditionally interested in the author’s stage directions: literary criticism (poetics), theater studies and linguistics – all three have their own approach to this phenomenon. This is the reason for the existence of different terms, defining some related phenomena, but belonging to different classification systems. The studies of the author’s remarks in Turgenev’s plays attract scholars attention less often than the same aspects in drama by Chekhov and Ostrovsky but their works on Turgenev demonstrate such terminological diversity as well. But in case of Turgenev it works as if fruitful.
I.S. Turgenev; playwriting; author’s note; stagedirection subject; structural and semantic analysis; genre remark; poster remark; paratext; frame.