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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My fleet hath yielded to the foe , and yonder They cast their caps up and carouse together Like friends long lost . Triple - turn'd whore ! ' Tis thou Hast sold me to this novice , and my heart Makes only wars on thee .
If it were so , it was a grievous fault , And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it . Here , under leave of Brutus and the restFor Brutus is an honorable man ; So are they all , all honorable menCome I to speak in Caesar's funeral .
Hath he any eyes ? Hath he any thinking ? Sure , they sleep ; he hath no use of them . Why , this boy will carry a letter twenty mile as easy as a cannon will shoot point - blank twelve score . He pieces out his wife's inclination ...