Free Shakespeare Monologues for Acting Auditions

So you're looking for Shakespeare monologues? Maybe something really juicy for your next audition? Well you're in the right place. We've hand-picked these monologues for both men and women.

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Shakespeare Monologues for Men

  • As You Like It

  • Age Range: 40 - 60
  • Style: Comedic
  • Jacques (pronouned JAY-queez) explains his theory on the seven ages of man.
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  • Hamlet

  • Age Range: 18 - 40
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Prince Hamlet contemplates suicide.
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  • Hamlet

  • Age Range: 18 - 40
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Prince Hamlet hatches a plan to expose his uncle as a murderer.
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  • Hamlet

  • Age Range: 18 - 40
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Young Laertes advises his sister to stay away from Hamlet.
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  • King Lear

  • Age Range: 15 - 28
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Edmund explains how being a bastard-child works in his favor.
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  • Macbeth

  • Age Range: 35 - 60
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Scottish warrior Macbeth is slowly going crazy.
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  • Macbeth

  • Age Range: 35 - 70
  • Style: Comedic
  • After a night of drinking, a porter is rudely awoken.
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  • Richard III

  • Age Range: 35 - 60
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Richard laments his ugliness and plots to usurp King Edward.
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Shakespeare Monologues for Women

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Age Range: 25 - 60
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Titania makes demands of her husband and king, Oberon.
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Age Range: 15 - 28
  • Style: Comedic
  • Helena longs for Demetrius. But he loves Hermia. And she loves Lysander. It's a mess.
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  • As You Like It

  • Age Range: 18 - 35
  • Style: Comedic
  • Rosalind, disguised as a man, tells Phebe to be grateful for Silvius' love.
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  • Romeo & Juliet

  • Age Range: 13 - 20
  • Style: Dramatic
  • Juliet anxiously awaits the return of her nurse, with news about Romeo.
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