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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16 vital ... spirits ( It was once thought that vital , highly - refined substances and fluids permeated the body's blood system and internal regions . ) muster me all all gather 18 in the with a 20 commences it enables it to realize ...
That face of his the hungry cannibals Would not have touch'd , would not have stain'd with blood . But you are more inhuman , more inexorable , O , ten times more , than tigers of Hyrcania . See , ruthless queen , a hapless father's ...
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand ? No , this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine , Making the green one red . [ There is another knock . ] Wake Duncan with thy knocking !