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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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For Men

Title Age Range Style Description
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.

For Women

Title Age Range Style Description
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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