The study briefly analyses the present views on the staging speech and redefines its system-functional basis. As the means of expression, the staging speech participates in the transformation of the dramatic text into the staging form. Its components and elements are classified and characterized with regards to such application. The author accepts „classical“ opinion, stating that the essential existential base of the staging speech is a speech technique, proper handling with the breathing, clear articulation, literary pronunciation of the sounds and the speech flow in accordance with a codified norm. Regarding system-functional structure, the verbal-intonation means with their mainly the functional potential are of no less importance. On the principle of contrast, these existential components and elements are used as the means of exactness, understandability and explicitness of the staging character´s speech, while at the same time identify the character as a human type by means of his/her idiolect as well as matter-of-factness within tension – aesthetics, objectivity – subjectivity, notionality – emotionality/expressivity, they create differentiating stylistic contexts. While implementing these functions, the verbal means are tied up with the non-verbal ones.