In an 1896 review of monologuist Beatrice Herford, a critic declared, "You see, we have here the drama reduced to its simplest expression." The stuff of a solo show: A single actor, typically on a bare stage, with only scraps of costumes, props, or lighting effects—indeed, theater is rarely more basic. Or more complex. The solo show can embrace numberless characters or only one; it can include stark confessions or fanciful confections; it can contain song, dance, prose, spoken word, rant; and one actor all alone can summon a host of intellectual and emotional... More >>>