Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dramatic composition written for one performer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dramatic piece for a single performer or actor: sometimes used also for a piece for two performers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A drama acted, or intended to be acted, by a single person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun theater A play in the form of a monologue

Etymologies

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mono- +‎ drama

Examples

  • Each monodrama's stage picture provides something to look at, but none of them overcome the inherent stasis of the pieces or supplies emotional context or illumination over the long haul.

    Slipping Over the Edge at City Opera

  • By choosing the lyric monodrama "L é lio" (never before performed by this orchestra) to complete this important program, Mr. Muti took a stand on behalf of neglected works.

    Muti and Chicago Rekindle the Flame

  • Ari Roth writes on the Theater J blog: But the main reason for my waxing ecstatic is the performance last night of Swiss film and stage star, Grazziella Rossi, in the duet for actress and saxophone, the monodrama SABINA SPIELREIN, running for one more night — tonight — at Theater J. Check out this amazing [...]

    2008 February 19 « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • But the main reason for my waxing ecstatic is the performance last night of Swiss film and stage star, Grazziella Rossi, in the duet for actress and saxophone, the monodrama SABINA SPIELREIN, running for one more night — tonight — at Theater J.

    Spend Tuesday night with Sabrina « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • Ari Roth writes on the Theater J blog: But the main reason for my waxing ecstatic is the performance last night of Swiss film and stage star, Grazziella Rossi, in the duet for actress and saxophone, the monodrama SABINA SPIELREIN, running for one more night — tonight — at Theater J. Check out this amazing [...]

    2008 February « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • This spectacular 2009 monodrama for soprano, chamber orchestra and women's chorus is a vocal roller coaster, just over an hour long, in which the soprano never gets a moment's break.

    Passion and Precision

  • (I have, someplace, a cassette of his opera "Man Without a Country" ... more a monodrama than an opera.)

    The Remembrance Ceremony

  • She was awarded the Aharon Ashman prize for her performance as a fragile Holocaust survivor in the monodrama The Journey by Maria Földes (1980).

    Miriam Zohar.

  • Three years later she presented the monodrama Harlekinade at the Theaterstudio Beispiele (Examples), which she had founded in 1932, together with her husband Hans Schlesinger, a dramatist (author of Harlekinade), poet, director and philosopher whom she married in 1932.

    Cilli Wang.

  • Tonight the program consisted of Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Schoenberg's half hour monodrama "Erwartung" Expectation for soprano and very big orchestra, Beethoven's big concert aria "Ah, Perfido" and Eighth Symphony.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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