Monologues

In theatre, a monologue is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media (plays, films, etc.), as well as in non-dramatic media such as poetry.

Actorama Handy monologue and scene searching tool for plays, movies, television and books.

Coffee House Drama Workshop Brief analysis of monologues, from characters and conflict to strengths and weaknesses.

East Los Angeles College Writers Workshop List of about 30 original monologues.

Horton’s Monologues Male and female monologues from a dozen plays.

Monologue Archive Probably the Web’s best site for theatre monologues, with comic, dramatic and classical speeches for men and women from some of the world’s most famous plays. The majority of monologues in this collection are from historical ‘out of copyright’ works and are accompanied by useful related links.

Monologue Madness Colection of well categorised monologue listings for men and women of all ages. Desciptions are offered and links to the relevant text (actual monologues are not on this site).

Shakespeare-Monologues A comprehensive selection of male Shakespearean monologues from all of The Bard’s plays. Links direct the user to the appropriate scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s online Shakespeare texts, in which the chosen monologue lies.

Shakespeare-Monologues A comprehensive selection of Shakespearean monologues for women from all of The Bard’s plays. Links direct the user to the appropriate scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s online Shakespeare texts, in which the chosen monologue lies.

The Trained Actor Useful advice and tips on how to choose monologues and what to expect in the audition process.

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