Speaking to yourself or to the audience while other actors are pretending not hear the character's dialogue.


1) “Time thou anticipat’st my dread exploits.
The flighty purpose never is o’ertook
Unless the deed go with it. From this moment
The very firstlings of my heart shall be
The firstlings of my hand.” (from Macbeth, by William Shakespeare)

Macbeth, the character show the reader his regret on launching on MacDuff.

2) “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.” (Crucible, By Arthur Miller)

It is a aside because the character is saying the to himself and to the audience.