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Monodrama

 

a drama designed to be performed by a single actor. Monodramas include the play-monologue (for example, Chekhov’s On the Harmfulness of Tobacco) and dramatic miniatures in the form of a conversation with a silent character (Briusov’s The Traveler}. The term is also applied to dramatic works having two or more characters whose roles are performed by a single actor (for example, miniatures of the Krivoe Zerkalo Theater in St. Petersburg and of the contemporary Soviet actor A. I. Raikin).

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2) Beginning with Dramatic Studies, which was published two years before The Ring and the Book, Webster wrote monodrama rather than dramatic monologue, and it is this specifically performative dramatic feature that is an important element of Browning's long poem.
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