Free Shakespeare Monologues for Auditions
So you're looking for Shakespeare monologues? Maybe something really juicy for your next audition? Well you're in the right place. I've hand-picked these monologues for both men and women.
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|As You Like It||40 - 60||Comedic||Jaques (pronounced JAY-queez) explains his theory on the seven ages of man.|
|Hamlet||18 - 40||Dramatic||Prince Hamlet's contemplates suicide.|
|Hamlet||18 - 40||Dramatic||Prince Hamlet hatches a plan to expose his uncle as a murderer.|
|Hamlet||18 - 40||Dramatic||Young Laertes advises his sister to stay away from Hamlet.|
|King Lear||15 - 28||Dramatic||Edmund explains how being a bastard-child works in his favor.|
|Macbeth||35 - 60||Dramatic||Scottish warrior Macbeth is slowly going crazy.|
|Macbeth||35 - 70||Comedic||After a night of drinking, the porter is rudely awoken.|
|Richard III||35 - 60||Dramatic||Richard laments his ugliness and plots to overthrow King Edward.|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||25 - 60||Dramatic||Titania makes demands of her husband and king, Oberon.|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||15 - 28||Comedic||Helena longs for Demetrius. But he loves Hermia. And she loves Lysander. It's a mess.|
|As You Like It||18 - 35||Comedic||Rosalind, disguised as a man, tells Phebe to be grateful for Silvius' love.|
|Romeo & Juliet||13 - 20||Dramatic||Juliet anxiously awaits the return of her nurse, with news about Romeo.|
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