A monopolylogue is a stage play with more than one character in which one actor plays every role. Pioneered by English actor Charles Mathews, the genre has been revived in the late 20th and early 21st century.
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Monopolylogue — Mon o*pol y*logue, n. [Mono + Gr. poly s many + lo gos speech.] An exhibition in which an actor sustains many characters. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
monopolylogue — (n.) entertainment in which one actor performs as many characters, 1824, from MONO (Cf. mono ) + POLY (Cf. poly ) + LOGUE (Cf. logue) … Etymology dictionary
monopolylogue — /mon euh pol i lawg , log /, n. a theatrical entertainment in which the same performer plays several parts or characters. [1815 25; MONO + POLY + logue, as in MONOLOGUE, DIALOGUE] * * * … Universalium
monopolylogue — mono·poly·logue … English syllables
monopolylogue — n. dramatic entertainment with interpretation of many rôles by one person. ♦ monopolylogist, n … Dictionary of difficult words
monopolylogue — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at mono +ˈpälə̇ˌlȯg also läg noun ( s) Etymology: mon + poly + logue : an entertainment in which one actor plays many characters … Useful english dictionary
Charles Mathews — For other people of the same name, see Charles Matthews (disambiguation). Charles Mathews Charles Mathews (28 June 1776, London 28 June 1835, Devonport) was an English theatre manager and comic actor, well known during his time for his gift of… … Wikipedia
Monopoly (disambiguation) — In Economics, a monopoly exists when a specific individual or enterprise has sufficient control over a particular product or service to determine significantly the terms on which other individuals shall have access to it. Monopoly may also refer… … Wikipedia
Fanny Fitzwilliam — Infobox Celebrity name = Fanny Elizabeth Fitzwilliam caption = As Addeline . birth date = birth date|1801|7|26|df=y birth place = death date = death date and age|1854|9|11|1801|7|26|df=y death place = occupation = actress and theatre manager… … Wikipedia
mon|o|pol|y|logue — «MON uh POL uh lg, log», noun. an entertainment in which a single actor plays many parts: »Miss Emma Stanley, the celebrated entertainer…made her third appearance in her “monopolylogue” (Times of India). ╂[< mono + poly + Greek logos <… … Useful english dictionary