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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. 

 

We have put together a great selection of Shakespearean monologues for audition purposes.  Included with each monologue is John's commentary on staging, text analysis, application of PASTO and other helpful tips.

Check back on this page often, as more monologues with John's commentary will be added.

Jacques, AS YOU LIKE IT

Adriana, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Hume, HENRY VI

Portia, JULIUS CAESAR

Constance, KING JOHN

Edmund the Bastard, KING LEAR

Lorenzo, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Julia, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

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