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16:56 Dec 2, 2009
English to Slovak translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: aside
Definition from Bedford/St. Martin's:
In drama, a speech directed to the audience that supposedly is not audible to the other characters onstage at the time. When Hamlet first appears onstage, for example, his aside "A little more than kin, and less than kind!" gives the audience a strong sense of his alienation from King Claudius.

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  • In order to highlight Palaestrio’s craftiness, Plautus has Periplectomenus in a long aside describe the slave's planning while the actor playing the slave mimes intense deliberation Brooklyn College
  • What does not occur very often in Faust, though, are true asides, and most particularly those comical remarks which would normally produce a laugh in the audience. Nancy Thuleen
  • Rene would regularly explain his ongoing predicament at the start, and make asides at the Audience regarding other people's leading statements.
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5prehovor postavy bokom alebo k divákovi
Kristina Karabova
4poznámka (postavy ) pre obecenstvo (publikum)
Slavomir BELIS


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prehovor postavy bokom alebo k divákovi

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Prehovor postavy bokom alebo k divákovi (ad spectatorem) je prehovor jednej postavy, pri ktorej sa uplatňuje konvencia, že ju ostatné postavy na scéne nepočujú.

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Taktiež sa používajú "prehovor bokom, reč ad spectatorem, prehovor ad spectatorem". No v Slovníku literárnovedných termínov (Findra, Gombala, Plintovič, SPN 1987) sa spomína práve termín "prehovor postavy bokom alebo k divákovi."
Kristina Karabova
Local time: 02:11
Native speaker of: Slovak
PRO pts in category: 8
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poznámka (postavy ) pre obecenstvo (publikum)

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PRO pts in category: 4
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