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Duologues


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    • found: Work cat.: Carlin, Murray. Not now, sweet Desdemona, 1969:t.p. (a duologue) p. 4 of cover (a dul
    • found: The Methuen book of duologues for young actors, 1995.
    • found: White, L. Lady Jemima's weekly thought : a comedy duologue, ©1937.
    • found: Martineck, J. Wise men, 2015:t.p. (two-man play)
    • found: Shakespeare, W. Shakespeare for two : a comprehensive collection of two-person scenes, ©2006:contents (Scenes for two actresses -- Scenes for two actors -- Scenes for one actress and one actor)
    • found: The Methuen Drama dictionary of the theatre, 2011(duologue or duodrama: A short presentation or scene for two speaking characters (although other non-speaking actors may be present on stage). Duologues became popular as part of triple bills in Germany in the late 18th century.)
    • found: The new Penguin dictionary of the theatre, 2001(duologue: A short theatrical presentation or single scene in which only two actors deliver lines (although they may be supported by other silent performers). The form became popular in Germany during the late 18th century as part of triple bills and remains a common feature of modern drama)
    • found: Hodgson, T. The drama dictionary, c1988:Duologue (A dialogue exchange between two characters. The epeisodia of Greek tragedy were frequently duologues between the protagonist and one other actor. Shakespeare often uses duologues to supply information, advance the action, and provide contrast with fuller 'public' sences. Chekhov's plays reveal many contrasting character relationships through duologues.) Duodrama (A short theatrical entertainment, developed in Germany in the later eighteenth century as part of a triple bill. It involved a number of silent actors and two speaking roles (as compared with monodrama, which has only one))
    • found: Sebastian, A.J. Literary terms in drama, theatre and cinema, 2002(Duologue is a conversation between two characters. In Greek tragedy, duologues were common among the protagonist and another character. Shakespeare used it to give further information about the plot; Duodrama is a late 18th century German theatrical entertainment consisting of silent actors of whom only two spoke)
    • found: Bowman, W.P. Theatre language, c1961(duodrama: A dramatic piece for two speaking characters; duologue 1. A scene or part of a scene in which two actors converse in the presence of other actors who, by stage convention, do not overhear. 2. Part of a scene, a whole scene, or even an entire dramatic piece or performance in which only two actors participate)
    • found: Winslow, C. The Oberon glossary of theatrical terms, 2011(Duologue: Dialogue for two actors)
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