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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So use it That my revengeful services may prove As benefits to thee , for I will fight Against my cank'red country with the spleen Of all the under fiends . But if so be Thou dar'st not this , and that to prove more fortunes Th ' art ...
Shall the blessed sun of heaven prove a micher and eat blackberries ? A question not to be ask'd . Shall the son of England prove a thief and take purses ? A question to be ask'd . There is a thing , Harry , which thou hast often heard ...
Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste . For valor , is not Love a Hercules ... Then fools you were these women to forswear , Or , keeping what is sworn , you will prove fools . For wisdom's sake , a word that all men love ...