monodrama

monodrama

[mon-uh-drah-muh, -dram-uh]
noun
a dramatic piece for only one performer.

Origin:
1785–95; mono- + drama

monodramatic [mon-uh-druh-mat-ik] , adjective
monodramatist, noun
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monodrama (ˈmɒnəʊˌdrɑːmə)
 
n
a play or other dramatic piece for a single performer
 
monodra'matic
 
adj

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monodrama

a drama acted or designed to be acted by a single person. A number of plays by Samuel Beckett, including Krapp's Last Tape (first performed 1958) and Happy Days (1961), are monodramas. The term may also refer to a dramatic representation of what passes in an individual mind, as well as to a musical drama for a solo performer.

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