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monodrama

[mon-uh-drah-muh, -dram-uh] /ˈmɒn əˌdrɑ mə, -ˌdræm ə/
noun
1.
a dramatic piece for only one performer.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; mono- + drama
Related forms
monodramatic
[mon-uh-druh-mat-ik] /ˌmɒn ə drəˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
monodramatist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monodrama

monodrama

/ˈmɒnəʊˌdrɑːmə/
noun
1.
a play or other dramatic piece for a single performer
Derived Forms
monodramatic, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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