soliloquy vs monologue

soliloquy monologue


  • 1) A speech or written discourse in this form.
  • 2) drama The act of a character speaking to himself so as to reveal his thoughts to the audience.
  • 3) A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of other characters.
  • 4) A specific speech or piece of writing in this form.
  • 5) The act of speaking to oneself.
  • 6) A written composition, reciting what it is supposed a person says to himself.
  • 7) The act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue.
  • 8) a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
  • 9) speech you make to yourself
  • 10) A written composition containing such a talk or discourse, or what purports to be one.
  • 11) A talking to one's self; a discourse or talk by a person who is alone, or which is not addressed to any one even when others are present.
  • 12) To issue a soliloquy.


  • 1) A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.
  • 2) comedy A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.
  • 3) drama A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.
  • 4) A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
  • 5) A literary composition in the form of a soliloquy.
  • 6) A dramatic soliloquy.
  • 7) A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
  • 8) A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy.
  • 9) A dramatic composition for a single performer.
  • 10) a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
  • 11) a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
  • 12) That which is spoken by one person alone.
  • 13) A long speech or harangue uttered by one person, especially in the course of a conversation.
  • 14) One who does all the talking.
  • 15) To deliver a monologue.
  • 16) To address a monologue to.
  • 17) To give or perform a monologue.


  • 1) He composed his face as if to deliver Hamlet's saddest soliloquy.
  • 2) soliloquy might have succeeded in doing just that if he hadn't been in love and overflowing with a marvellous sense of aliveness.
  • 3) Steil wondered if the Lexus woman had been more surprised by the perforations than by his soliloquy.
  • 4) Says Greenburg, noting the show also starred Brett Favre when his Hamlet-like soliloquy is once again being treated as news: "I'm happy with the show — an excellent show."
  • 5) The lengthy trumpet solo near the end, which the program notes advise is an orchestrated soliloquy from the opera on a John Donne poem, was only the most prominent example.
  • 6) She or he has a fundamental interest in its practicability, in fact his or her own identity and degree of self-awareness depends upon it: the conversation of soliloquy is "our sovereign remedy and gymnastic method" (84).
  • 7) The “to be or not to be” soliloquy is presented against a vast seascape where waves crash wildly into massive shoreline stones.
  • 8) 1. 4Lady Macbeth speaks in soliloquy about driving a implicitly squeamish Mac. to seize a throne.
  • 9) He had a 400-word soliloquy that was all over the place, from supposed public puzzlement over some of the judge's decisions, a quip about the senator's son going to University of Pennsylvania, followed by the senator's recollection of speaking at Princeton.
  • 10) “You speak a soliloquy as if you were on the stage, and seem to account me a cipher,” said the old admiral suddenly.
  • 11) In narrative, no doubt, the writer has the alternative of telling that his personages thought so and so, inferred thus and thus, and arrived at such and such a conclusion; but the soliloquy is a more concise and spirited mode of communicating the same information; and therefore thus communed, or thus might have communed, the Lord of Glenvarloch with his own mind.
  • 12) ‘His scenes play more as brief soliloquies; the characters voicing unspoken thoughts and memories, repeating phrases and exchanging salvos of opaque dialogue.’
  • 13) ‘Typically, viewers gain this knowledge through one character's asides or soliloquies of which other characters are unaware or through the use of a chorus commenting on events.’
  • 14) ‘Rome communicates his internal dialogue through improvised soliloquies which combine Shakespeare's language with street lingo and gesticulations.’
  • 15) ‘It is true, of course, that Shakespeare's dramaturgy allows him soliloquies and asides that make it easier to dramatize thought, but Hamlet's thoughts are still necessarily externalized.’
  • 16) ‘The ridiculous screenplay offers two cathartic scenes, both of which feature characters giving lengthy soliloquies (one in front of a tombstone, another in front of a video camera).’
  • 17) ‘First the Laurence Olivier scene played on the projector screen; then Anne, a brave woman in the would-be class, read the soliloquy aloud.’
  • 18) ‘She did not - as she told it - interrupt the man with pesky questions about his pain but rather listened in an analytical way as if he were a character giving a soliloquy.’
  • 19) ‘Perched alone on a stage, a character engages in a soliloquy so as to unveil their innermost thoughts to the audience.’
  • 20) ‘O'Neill is known for stylized dialogue, and the movie is unnaturally verbose, but the characters' long soliloquies often show us as much as they tell us.’
  • 21) ‘There were soliloquies from various characters describing what they were plotting, what they were going to do next.’
  • 22) ‘Statistics from the U.S. Census Report and quirky audience participation sections punctuate sociological debates, scuffles and tormented soliloquies by the characters.’
  • 23) ‘It worked because in this play, the audience is truly a character, with the entire play consisting of the soliloquies of three characters telling their stories to the audience.’
  • 24) ‘Even the play's slightly awkward structure, with its reminiscent soliloquies and resurrected hero, is made up for in Fugard's own production by the quality of the acting.’
  • 25) ‘In between the aimless, idle play and fear of legal and societal retribution, Green's characters deliver poignant soliloquies on abstract concepts like love, self-worth and the state of the world.’
  • 26) ‘Occasionally, during the action, a speech is highlighted as a soliloquy.’
  • 27) ‘In the end, Georgeanne has a long soliloquy about what happened to everyone afterward, fiction even less convincing than the drama and poetry preceding it.’
  • 28) ‘What adds to the ‘unbearable’ nature of this list of curses is their lack of development and drama; for, unlike many of Shakespeare's soliloquies, these lead to no internal insight or external action.’
  • 29) ‘Shatner's 1968 release tried to capture the connection between drama and popular music with pairings of soliloquies of Shakespeare and classic literature with Sinatra and pop songs.’
  • 30) ‘There seems to be both a haughty reserve that keeps us at a distance during the soliloquies, and an absence of inner mystery to tempt our curiosity in the first place.’
  • 31) ‘It begins and ends with soliloquies from the security-staff.’
  • 32) ‘The dissembling and physically deformed Richard, duke of Gloucester, reveals his true purpose in the opening soliloquy of Richard III.’


  • 1) It is more than free association or an unfocused interior monologue.
  • 2) Their friendship evolves through a series of long monologues.
  • 3) Long monologues of exposition in the first scene contribute to a static quality which dogs the play throughout.
  • 4) It is also one of the longest monologues in a film that barely sits still for a second.
  • 5) The comedy star's character delivers a moving monologue to camera in the final scene.
  • 6) You get this interior monologue and it's completely negative.
  • 7) You also need to keep an internal monologue, otherwise you forget simple things.
  • 8) The second is that he's plagued by interior monologues.
  • 9) It is mostly his internal monologue that's the good bit.
  • 10) But this play is too long on monologues and exposition, and the characters often fail to engage.
  • 11) Those signed up to the course will learn how to deliver a conversational monologue and how to turn theatre acting into acting for screen.
  • 12) This was a monologue delivered in such a preposterous American accent that to begin with it sounded like a joke.
  • 13) Who's running your internal monologue?
  • 14) Not 12 pages of internal monologue.
  • 15) He has pages upon pages of script to learn and long monologues in the baking heat - he was impressive to watch.
  • 16) Another held a certain riveting fascination in that his idea of conversation was a monologue about the joys of being an actuary in Reading.
  • 17) I preached the entire book as a dramatic monologue from the viewpoint of one of the elders of Bethlehem.
  • 18) This is primarily due to its ferocious monologues: long, rolling thunderstorms of eloquent rage.
  • 19) It's an extended interior monologue covering a day and a night's hunt in the life of a wolf.
  • 20) ‘The play starts off with an actor rehearsing a monologue for an acting competition.’
  • 21) ‘The lights would rise on each musician as they had their solos, like theatrical monologues, then fade back into the darkness.’
  • 22) ‘I was wondering if you have written anything you feel would be appropriate as a theatrical monologue.’
  • 23) ‘The actors conceived and workshopped their own monologues, creating a well integrated show despite the diverse subject matter.’
  • 24) ‘He does more with an eyebrow and a nod than most actors do with full monologues.’
  • 25) ‘Moore starts the case against Clark in the opening monologue of the film.’
  • 26) ‘Aspiring movie stars in this crazy city are already rehearsing his final courtroom speech as an audition monologue.’
  • 27) ‘The acting is not always up to the high musical standard, and at times the monologues are almost inaudible beneath the band's volume.’
  • 28) ‘In a lot of scenes I come on and do these very brief, very tense monologues, and go off, each time to the point of breakdown.’
  • 29) ‘This lends a surreal tone to proceedings, especially during Matilda's monologues about herself and family.’
  • 30) ‘These devices are also used as linking pieces between monologues, and help give the production a unified feel.’
  • 31) ‘The best bits of writing here are the monologues that have a truth and emotional sting about them - something much of the play lacks.’
  • 32) ‘In the first of three monologues we meet Andy, parking meter engineer with a very strange family.’
  • 33) ‘It is obviously not a play and, like its predecessor, it is a loosely knit series of monologues on birth and motherhood.’
  • 34) ‘I could cut a few monologues, but the parts that don't advance the story are the funniest ones.’
  • 35) ‘Lindsay also writes several dramatic monologues for cab drivers, gardeners, or barely disguised versions of his working self.’
  • 36) ‘Delivering the monologues are six actresses, each portraying a different type of mother.’
  • 37) ‘Carson would then perform a comic monologue which would end with an imaginary golf swing.’
  • 38) ‘And in early drafts there were long first-person monologues from Jonah's point of view.’
  • 39) ‘Weaving history with poetry, music and drama, ten actors each recite an eight-minute monologue.’
  • 40) ‘However, I find conversations more interesting than monologues.’
  • 41) ‘Naturally, because I was talking to him in my head, the whole conversation was a monologue, and it was all about me.’
  • 42) ‘The brother entered into a monologue, the sort-of conversation that I had had with him a couple of weeks ago.’
  • 43) ‘He can't tell the difference between a conversation and a monologue.’
  • 44) ‘We were going to see a two-way conversation replace a one-way monologue.’
  • 45) ‘Finished with her tedious monologue, she started dividing us up into work groups.’
  • 46) ‘At a meeting to discuss the takeover, he delivered a two-hour monologue: all because some doubting voices were raised over the price being offered.’
  • 47) ‘The group discussion had ceased and the whacko had finished his ranting monologue on all the multiple talents of the doctor.’
  • 48) ‘Shug has no material prepared, but launches into a rambling monologue about his journey to the class.’
  • 49) ‘His evenings were devoted to a small circle of cronies to whom he delivered monologues on any subject that caught his fancy.’

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