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Monologue: a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor.

Monologophobia:

A fear of performing memorized speeches within plays or other performance types.

A fear of forgetting a memorized speech during a performance.

A fear that encompasses avoiding trying out for plays or other performance venues with long speeches in them, that must be memorized.
I can't try out for the community theater's version of Steel Magnolias, because I have monologophobia.

If I get the part of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, then I am sure that my monologophobia will ruin my performance.
by lornagdoon November 06, 2009
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