Monodrama

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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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Her monodramas, which tweak Robert Browning's dramatic-monologue form to better represent the struggles of women caught between the social edicts of their worlds and their own desires, (25) likewise rework the genres of male authors by blending performativity into the verse.
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I had experience performing non-verbal monodramas around the world besides my acting in Arabic.
Fujairah: The Fujairah International Monodrama Festival has grown leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, highlighting the emirate's commitment to investing in culture and the performing arts.
Some MacIvor fans will miss the Grand Guignol excesses of his earlier monodramas, but for those interested in looking inside an author's soul, "This Is What Happens Next" will prove a satisfying journey.
The only composer with the distinction of having two major works included in this listing, Barber was a master at creating emotional musical monodramas for soprano voice.
Thus, I continued to engage with these two students in discussions that problematised tradition and authenticity, but largely met with glazed looks and the dialogues turned into monodramas.
Notably the trilogy did not include any female performances and instead focussed on three autobiographical monodramas by well-known male Aboriginal artists: actor David Gulpilil, theatre practitioner Noel Tovey and Bangarra dancer David Page.
Though Southey himself regarded his epics (for example, Joan of Arc, Madoc, and Thalaba) as the works by which he would become immortal, he was also writing meditative lyrics, monodramas, eclogues, historical poems, and inscriptions--and even an incendiary play, Wat Tyler, that was to rise years later to haunt him as Tory Poet Laureate.
American actress and author who, with satirical wit, wrote light verse, monologues, anecdotes, sketches, and monodramas in which she displayed her versatile and distinctive acting skills.
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