To sum up, speech is the main matter of a play, and it can be delivered in a number of ways in order to achieve a number of goals.
Manners of speech
Dialogue between two or more characters
- Monologues, such as soliloquies or the briefer form of the aside
Purposes of speech
- Exposition of plot
- Driving the plot forward
- Representation of relationships
- Exposition of interiority
Next, we shall look at some examples of speeches in practice.
What Speeches Do: Dialogue