Dramatic Monologue

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  • Editors

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

For the use of this term in relationship to poetry, please see our entry on Robert Browning. As applied to theatre, the term refers to those occasions when an actor speaks alone on stage, perhaps for the entire length of the drama. We have not yet completed our full entry on this theatrical device.

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Editors. "Dramatic Monologue". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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