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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Enraged over King Henry's treatment of him concerning the status of some war prisoners , Hotspur joined forces with a few other disenchanted noblemen and mounted his own rebellion . But when push comes to shove at the Battle of ...
HENRY VI , PART 3 When his forces suffer defeat at the first Battle of St. Alban's ( see Henry VI , Part 2 ) King Henry has little choice but to strike a bargain with his adversary , the Duke of York . Their agreement calls for Henry to ...
After a series of confrontations , the rebel forces are finally defeated on the plains of Philippi . Rather than face being captured , both Cassius and Brutus elect to die by their own swords . JULIUS CAESAR MARK ANTONY , advisor to ...