Understanding a theatrical speech!

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Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (112-149) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

An aside is a speech, usually brief, that, according to theatrical conventions, is heard only by the audience, or, sometimes, is addressed privately to another character on stage.

As I was reading through the many terms I understood most of them, but this technique was interesting to me. I think that it is interesting that a speech can be delievered to the audience or "just" to another character. The term talks for it self because it is called an aside. As soon as I read the description I thought, oh! it means that someone talks to you while the play is being performed or you are informed of something. I think that this was interesting because an audience or just an individual can hear what is being said.

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I should probably read through other peoples blogs before I do mine. I wrote about the same thing!!! I obviously know what you mean when you say that you can look back at Shakespeares work and see the asides more clearly now that you know the termanology!

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