There's a long historical tradition for this solo performance of drama--I hd courses in it both as an undergrad and graduate student in "Interpretation" at Northwestern in the 70s. Legendary acting teacher Alvina Krause was famous(before my time there) for each year doing a solo performance of an entire act by such playwrights as Chekhov, Ibsen, and others. Of course, the aesthetic was closer to platform readings, but the form, at it's best, creates a sense of a dramatic world and a playwright's vision. My students still. Love the challenge--and it has become a much more physicalized, embodied act than in the old days of elocution and expression.