Shakespeare

THE BLACKLIST's Laila Robins as Katarina Rostova. Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

LAILA ROBINS, who portrays the character of often misunderstood, ruthless KGB double agent Katarina Rostova in NBC’s The Blacklist says, “The readiness is ALL”. What does Laila mean, exactly? Well, actors, you’re about to get an eyeful of delicious reading ...

DROP DEAD JULIET – Mercutio talks about Queen Mab. Comedic Monologue for Teen Male. 1 Min. Mercutio: That queen Mab came me by. She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone. In ...

DROP DEAD JULIET – Juliet confronts the audience about a better story than “Romeo and Juliet.” Comedic Monologue for Teen Female. 1 Min. Juliet: Did I say Quit? Did anyone say quit? I’m not quitting. I just want a better ...

“To be, or not to be: that is the question” from the play “Hamlet”. Hamlet compares his grief to that of a player, and devises a plan to take action against Claudius, who Hamlet believes murdered his father. 3-4 Min. HAMLET: To be, ...

TWELFTH NIGHT – Viola realizes Olivia has fallen in love with her (Cesario). Dramatic/Comedic Monologue For Teen Female. 2 Min. VIOLA I left no ring with her: what means this lady? Fortune forbid my outside have not charm’d her! She made ...

THE WINTER’S TALE – Paulina scolds the king about Hermione’s death. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Female. 2-3 Min. PAULINA What studied torments, tyrant, hast for me? What wheels? racks? fires? what flaying? boiling? In leads or oils? what old or ...

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Julia tries to read her love letter from torn pieces of paper. Comedic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Female. 2 Min. JULIA Nay, would I were so anger’d with the same! O hateful hands, to tear ...

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Launce complains about his dog’s insensitivity. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Male. 2-3 Min. LAUNCE Nay, ’twill be this hour ere I have done weeping; all the kind of the Launces have this very fault. ...

TAMING OF THE SHREW – Lucentio arrives in Padua. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Male Actors. 2 Min. LUCENTIO Tranio, since for the great desire I had To see fair Padua, nursery of arts, I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy, The ...

ROMEO AND JULIET – Juliet expresses her love for Romeo. Dramatic Monologue For Teen Female Actor. 1-2 Min. JULIET O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn ...

ROMEO AND JULIET – Romeo sees Juliet at her window. Dramatic Monologue For Teen Male Actor. 1-2 Min. ROMEO He jests at scars that never felt a wound. [JULIET appears above at a window] But, soft! what light through yonder window ...

HENRY VI – Joan of Arc asks the spirits to help her. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Female Actor. 2-3 Min. JOAN LA PUCELLE The regent conquers, and the Frenchmen fly. Now help, ye charming spells and periapts; And ye choice ...

HENRY VI – Young Clifford cries over his father’s body. Dramatic Monologue for Teen/Young Adult Male Actor. 2 Min. YOUNG CLIFFORD Shame and confusion! all is on the rout; Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds Where it should guard. O war, ...

AS YOU LIKE IT – Orlando laments about his life. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Male Actor. 1-2 Min. ORLANDO As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou ...

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL – Helena laments about Bertram leaving for France. Dramatic/Comedic Monologue For Teen Female Actor. 1-2 Min. HELENA O, were that all! I think not on my father; And these great tears grace his remembrance more Than ...

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Helena plans to win Demetrius back. Dramatic Monologue For Teen Female Actor. 2-3 Min. HELENA How happy some o’er other some can be! Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. But what of that? ...
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As actors we all have our personal strengths. Like a baseball power hitter, we all have our wheelhouse–in other words our favorite type of role to play: that sweet spot where we’re confident we can hit it out of the ...
William Shakespeare. Portrait of William Shakespeare 1564-1616.

Shakespeare gets a bad rap and has for a long, long time. Nearly as many people hate the Bard of Avon as love him, and possibly more. There are a variety of reasons for this: complexity of the language as ...
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All the world’s a stage… And “actors used to be called players,” shares Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner, Kevin Kline, who still feels a part of that classic era. Kevin Kline trained at New York’s Juilliard and knows ...