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monology

1. the art of performing monologues.
2. Obsolete, a monologue.
See also: Performing
1. the habit of talking to oneself; soliloquizing.
2. Obsolete a monologue. — monologist, n. — monologic, monological, adj.
See also: Self
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The dialogic language grows richly and splendidly, avoiding the poverty of monology.
Autolycus's virtuosic performance, self-generated in ways that befit his name, bears comparison with the exuberant auto-poesis in Il Parlamento and the other "hunger" plays of Ruzante, which I have argued tend toward monology. Edgar's "Poor Torn" (and the adjective deserves more weight than it is generally given) is deployed in a bloody and tragic world (in this sense consonant with Bilora), but despite the grim denouement of Shakespeare's play, his fictional "productions;' in the double sense, are more socially efficacious than those of Ruzante, especially if we think of cognitive and emotional transformation rather than direct political action.