Shakespeare for One: Men : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces
At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue&3151;preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems.
Arranged alphabetically by play title, the monologues are presented in an actor-friendly format, beginning with a thumbnail sketch of the story's key developments and a streamlined cast of characters. Exhaustive explanatory notes offer up a wealth of helpful tips-from definitions of archaic words and expressions to comments on both setting and accompanying action. Appendixes include a list of the monologues by length and an authoritative guide to pronunciation of names and places-invaluable for experienced actors, absolutely essential for the novice.
Whether you're preparing for your first or your fiftieth audition, you won't want to go solo without Shakespeare for One.
Newell's companion volume of monologues for women, Shakespeare for One: Women, is also available.
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... quarrel else to Rome but that Thou art thence banish'd , we would muster all From twelve to seventy , and , pouring war Into the ... taking their leaves of me , Who am prepar'd against your territories , Though not for Rome itself .
When could they say , till now , that talk'd of Rome , That her wide walks encompass'd but one man ? Now is it Rome indeed and room enough , When there is in it but one only man . O , you and I have heard our fathers say There was a ...
TITUS ANDRONICUS Titus has returned to Rome from a successful military campaign against the Goths . With him are Tamora , Queen of the Goths , and her three sons , one of whom Titus sacrifices in retribution for his own two sons lost in ...