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Monologue Hub

Shakespeare's plays provide actors with incredible opportunities to explore, improve, and celebrate their craft.  Understanding how to handle a piece of text well by emphasizing its strong stresses, key words, and internal logic is not only a classical technique, it's also a good approach to modern plays and commercial copy. 


Below is a selection of Shakespearean monologues for audition purposes. 

Check back on this page often, as more monologues will be added.

The monologues below include commentary from John on how to apply the PASTO breakdown technique, character insight, and staging notes.

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