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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There is tears for his love , joy for his fortune , honor for his valor , and death for his ambition . Who is here so base that would be a bondman ? If any , speak , for him have | offended . Who is here so rude that would not be a ...
15 20 I faintly broke with thee of Arthur's death ; And thou , to be endeared to a king , Made it no conscience to destroy a prince . Hadst thou but shook thy head or made a pause When I spake darkly what I purposed , Or turn'd an eye ...
5 10 15 Be absolute for death : either death or life Shall thereby be the sweeter . Reason thus with life : If I do lose thee , I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep . A breath thou art , Servile to all the skyey influences ...