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monoscene (plural monoscenes)
- A performance or piece of art occurring within a single setting.
- Because the budget was so low, most episodes of the show had to be monoscenes to avoid building multiple expensive sets.
- 1986, Peter Rolfe Monks, “Reading Fifteenth-Century Miniatures: the Experience of the «Horloge de Sapience» in MS. Brussels, B.R., IV. 111”, in Scriptorium, volume 40, number 2, DOI:10.3406/scrip.1986.1449, page 244:
- The second major compartment contains four scenes. The third segment is a monoscene grouping St Paul and the four writers of Canonical Epistles.
- 2003, David J. Roxburgh, “Micrographia: Toward a Visual Logic of Persianate Painting”, in Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, volume 43, DOI:10.1086/RESv43n1ms20167587, page 27:
- In both of these examples, the initial impression of the monoscene is of a frozen narrative moment, of the eye capturing a split second of activity.
- 2007, Virginia Scott; Sara Sturm-Maddox, Performance, Poetry and Politics on the Queen's Day: Catherine de Médicis and Pierre de Ronsard at Fontainebleau, New York, NY: Routledge, →ISBN, pages 173-174:
- 2016, Svetlana G. Voitkevich, “On Some Features of A. Smelkov and Yu. Dimitrin's Libretto 'The Brothers Karamazov'”, in Journal of Siberian Federal University: Humanities & Social Sciences, volume 9, number 1, DOI:10.17516/1997-1370-2016-9-1-194-202:
- In fact both episodes represent the recognition of the heroine, the difference being a large detailed monoscene in Tchaikovsky's opera and the presence of Mariya Kondratyevna and Alyosha besides the main heroine in piece No. 10 in Smelkov's opera.
- (improv) A specific form of improvisational comedy in which scenes are performed without edits.
- Her team once did a six-hour monoscene without any breaks!
- 2017 December 6, Robert J. Moore, “3 Things Improv Comedy Taught Me About Starting a Business”, in Entrepreneur, archived from the original on July 26, 2018:
- Longform improv sets typically run between 20 and 25 minutes, and Big Baby performs a style known as a "bunker monoscene" in which the entire show is a single scene in a single location.