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Monologues dominate Edinburgh Fringe

For the first time, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has introduced a category celebrating the Spoken Word.

The pieces do not require much in the way or props, but they run the gamut from humorous to tragic and everything in between. But what has prompted this flood of confessional-style performance?

The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz examines the trend for monologues at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

  • 17 Aug 2012