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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5 10 Now , my co - mates and brothers in exile , Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp ? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court ? Here feel we not the penalty of Adam ...
Good friends , sweet friends , let me not stir you up To a sudden flood of mutiny . They that have done this deed are honorable . What private griefs they have , alas , I know not , That made them do it . They are wise and honorable ...
5 Sir , it is the King's most sweet pleasure and affection to congratulate the Princess at her pavilion in the posteriors of this day , which the rude multitude call the afternoon . The King is a noble gentleman , and my familiar , I do ...