He walks in on her while she is having sex with Gary (Michael Chernus), an off-Broadway monologuist
with whom he clumsily tries to fight in an attempt to avenge his honor.
Like Clamence, the judge-penitent of Camus' The Fall, Harun can be an irritating monologuist
, weaving digression and rhetorical flourishes in and around his obsession." JIM HIGGINS
But considering that Shakespeare was famous for his soliloguys and Daisey has made his living as a monologuist
, it seems that self-reflection is a timeless practice.
(2) Oscar Cargill writes disparagingly about Wolfe's failed stint as a playwright, saying that "while the author [of The Return of Buck Gavin] might make a capital monologuist
, dialogue and the interplay between characters were then beyond him ..." (4).
But when you make yourself available as a journalistic source as opposed to a monologuist
or theatrical performer, the rules change.
"I'm a rambling monologuist
so I'm happy with the chat bit, but the idea of coming up with stuff on the spot to a very exact brief doesn't interest me," says the 38-year-old.
Tennyson's speaker, Goldwin Smith opines in 1855, "intends to roam, but stands for ever a listless and melancholy figure on the shore." (13) James Russell Lowell's "Columbus" might take him to task--his monologuist
is well underway ("The cordage creaks, and rattles in the wind"), possibly within a day of landfall in the New World.
In a fitting coda, Bay Area monologuist
Josh Kornbluth was inspired to create for the exhibition a performance--"Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?"--which interrogates the intersection of art, celebrity, and Jewish stereotypes.
There will also be rib-tickling items from Drighlington monologuist
Jan Eastwood and some good old-fashioned clean comedy from Huddersfield queens of mirth Marina Haigh and Gina Cook.
The book is full of these small windows into excellence one wants to follow up: Tusiata Avia's 'Pa'u-stina', the erotically charged interior monologue of an outcast girl griping against the hypocrisy of the good citizens; Brian Turner's lovely turning of ecstatic landscape description to cattle 'grunting/as if trying to shove the mountains aside'; Chris Orsman's surreal play on philately; William Brandt's unhinged monologuist
Not only do the tired, poor, huddled masses breathe free in "Bridge & Tunnel," but their voices are raised with humor, harmony and compassion in monologuist
Sarah Jones' dazzling one-woman gallery of immigrants and outsiders.
The venue of the long poetic form allows this comic monologuist