Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Shakespeare's Literary Devices #4: SOLILOQUY

A soliloquy is a lengthy speech in which a character who is all alone onstage expresses his or her deepest thoughts and emotions. The soliloquy differs from the monologue in that the monologue is spoken while a character shares the stage with others.

The most famous Shakespearean soliloquy is the "To be or not to be" speech from Hamlet. Below, the late Roger Rees shares his personal experience in delivering it.