Shakespeare's Monologues
Making it easier to find monologues since 1997

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Portrait from cover of First Folio

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Used by everyone.


The links above lead to a complete list of Shakespeare's Monologues.
The monologues are organized by play, then categorized by comedy, history and tragedy. You can browse and/or search so you can find a monologue whether you know which one you want, or if you're looking for monologue ideas. Each monologue entry includes the character's name, the first line of the speech, whether it is verse or prose, and shows the act, scene & line number. Each entry provides a link to the full text of the scene. You can download each monologue for printing, already double-spaced for scansion and transcription. These PDFs are provided courtesy The Inexplicable Dumb Show.
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