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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And if thou tellist the heavy story right , Upon my soul , the hearers will shed tears . Yea even my foes will shed fast - falling tears And say , “ Alas , it was a piteous deed ! ” There , take the crown , and , with the crown ...
O , then began the tempest to my soul ! I pass'd , methought , the melancholy flood , With that sour ferryman which poets write of , Unto the kingdom of perpetual night . The first that there did greet my stranger soul Was my great ...
This way to death my wretched sons are gone ; Here stands my other son , a banish'd man , And here my brother , weeping at my woes . But that which gives my soul the greatest spurn Is dear Lavinia , dearer than soul . my 10 15 20 Had I ...