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When Glen leaves the room, Melinda soliloquizes on human suffering:
22) At modern in-the-round Shakespeare, Hamlets and their ilk often climb ladders or rostra to soliloquize over the other characters' heads, while clowns often quip from under their legs, and another strategy is to make the nonhearing character behave as if distracted by some peripheral action or object.
Vanya" has always seemed Chekhov's bluntest, most modern play, not least because it allows its various lovesick antagonists their turns to soliloquize with varying degrees of selfawareness.
Before his death in Henry V, he twice soliloquizes over the social positions he ultimately rejects, and the way he describes the worlds he rejects--both Falstaff's dishonest one and King Henry's militant one--engages with many of the topical concerns of early modern masculinity.
He soliloquizes on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, beginning with the Bible; delivers a dissertation on free will versus destiny; and offers several exhortations addressing the nature of animals, the difference between men and women, and the meanings of the universe.
When Hamlet first soliloquizes on death he sees it as a pristine negation" an undiscovered country".
I refer here to that oft-quoted passage at the end of Richard II, where the deposed king soliloquizes on his unhappy circumstances, referring to himself explicitly as a 'jack':
Thus in Q1, in Scene 7, Corambis proposes that the King and he should 'stand close in the study'; five lines later Hamlet enters, briefly soliloquizes, and then addresses Ofelia within the hearing of the eavesdroppers.
and de Noailles--in "Eurydice" the dead Beloved is herself given a voice and perspective, whereas in "Tu vis, je bois l'azur" the gender roles are reversed, and the female poet soliloquizes about her silent male Beloved's impending and inevitable death.
Basquiat likewise soliloquizes the problem, penetrating the heart of whiteness to the bone, argues hooks, kneeling when necessary before the gallery masters and then making canvas yield the broken black aorta in the private spaces of his work (hooks, 343).
Center stage, spotlighted, he soliloquizes about the nobility of his law enforcement in the name of justice and the King, even as he strips off his magistrate's robe and wig and dons his disguise, an extravagant jester's cap and bells.
It is his avocation, rather than his vocation, that takes center stage, as he soliloquizes over his mystical garden.