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Aside

An Aside is a storytelling device where a character breaks away from the storyline to engage in self-dialogue or to communicate directly to the audience. This usually goes unoticed by the other characters within the scene.

What is an Aside?

An Aside is a storytelling device where a character breaks away from the storyline to engage in self-dialogue or to communicate directly to the audience. This usually goes unoticed by the other characters within the scene.

This device can be seen in TV, film and theatre. Perhaps the most famous example of an aside would be the “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. Other well known examples of this could be Fleabag & The Office.

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