I've done a lot of screenplay work, but never any stage play, so I'm wanting to explore that area. In general, when describing a setting, is it better to describe what the imagined scene is, or how the stage should be set up? For instance, would you say: "Gios: A quaint Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side. It's a quiet joint for the locals, where the regulars get seating upstairs." or: "An empty table for two, with checkered table cloth, stands at stage left. Upstage, a tall platform represents the second floor. Several more tables here." I haven't been able to find any sort of consistency here.