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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“ Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath . ” Must give for what ? For lead ? Hazard for lead ? This casket threatens . Men that hazard all Do it in hope of fair advantages ; A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross .
Give not me counsel , Nor let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine . Bring me a father that so lov'd his child , Whose joy of her is overwhelm'd like mine , And bid him speak of patience ; Measure ...
Give sorrow leave awhile to tutor me To this submission . Yet I well remember The favors of these men . Were they not mine ? Did they not sometime cry , “ All hail ! ” to me ? So Judas did to Christ . But he , in twelve , Found truth in ...