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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Then if thou hast A heart of wreak in thee , that wilt revenge Thine own particular wrongs , and stop those maims Of shame seen through thy country , speed thee straight , And make my misery serve thy turn . So use it That my revengeful ...
Cupid's butt - shaft is too hard for Hercules ' club , and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard's rapier . The first and second cause will not serve my turn ; the passado he respects not , the duello he regards not .
In turn , Saturninus agrees to marry Titus's daughter Lavinia — a plan that does not sit well with Saturninus's brother Bassianus , who claims Lavinia as his own betrothed . A struggle ensues and Bassianus escapes with Lavinia , after ...