Reciprocal Links and Resources
A list of resources helpful for choosing monologues, as well as for understanding and performing Shakespeare's text:
- monologueaudition.com's list of overdone Shakespeare monologues - This site will help you avoid choosing one of the monologues that the people you're auditioning for may be growing tired of. (Our site provides you with a database of all of Shakespeare's Monologues, so use the list at monologueaudition.com to help make sure you're making the best use of our site.)
- No Fear Shakespeare - "Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today." Because, paraphrasing is your friend.
- Shakespeare's Words - Lexiconograpy. There are words in Elizabehan English that we no longer use. If you're looking up a word in modern dictionaries and not finding it there, search the glossary at Shakespeare's Words for definitions and more.
- A site named The Bard of Avon: Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon has a great terminology primer. It defines and explains terms and background essential to understanding Shakespeare's works.
- The First Folio of 1623 - The folio is the oldest available full printing of the complete works, and is the closest version to how the plays were originally performed, that we have available to us today. Different versions of Shakespeare's works have variations in the text because each publishing house hired a different group of 'editors' who, working primarily with the First Folio of 1623, set to ink their own "interpretation" and "improvements" upon the text found in the First Folio. The spellings, punctuation (or lack thereof), and other conventions used in the folio, contain hints for actors which are lost in the later versions through "corrections" and other edits made by the editors of more recent generations. If something seems weird or off in a bit of a play you're working on, check the folio to get closer to Shakespeare's original intent. When in doubt, check The Folio.
- Shakespeare Resource Center - "Collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources."
- Important offline resources (aka "Books") - The internet is great. However, there are still some things you can only find on paper. Also, when the zombie apocalypse arrives, elecricity and charged batteries will be difficult to find. In any post-apocalyptic scenario, the surviors will still need theatre to distract, entertain, commune, and explore the important questions, so you're going to need some books. They can be read by the light of the sun or candlelight. (Also true of other scenarios, apocolypic and non-apocalyptic; like temporary power outages due to weather, aging infrastructure, evil hackers and terrorism.) Side note: If you buy a book through this page, we'll get a few pennies. We've already made $0.80 cents USD since 2008! (We can buy enough shares to take over Google with .80 cents, right?)
This is a list of links to sites that link to ours. They're listed in order primarily according to the amount of traffic they've sent our way during the last year or so.
Omitted from this list are: Search engines, sites that require a login to access (school websites mostly), and any sites that appear to be SEO clickbait (sites that offer no content of their own, but exist solely to draw visitors to click on ads disguised as content.)
If you have a site that links to ours, but we haven't noticed yet, please let us know and we'll get you listed here soon.
Enough prologue. The links:
- The Inexplicable Dumb Show - Our partner site, the host of the PDF files we provide. The Inexplicable Dumb Show is a weekly podcast that focuses on the life of professional actors. Great stuff. Check it out.
- monologueaudition.com - A great resource by Karen Kohlhaas. If you want to learn more about auditioning, you'll want to be spending some time on this site.
Specific pages with links to us:
- Shakespeare Resource Center - Collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. Specific pages with links to us:
- W-O Drama Council's Dramatic Resources | Monologues
- TeacherWeb - Many teachers are linking to us from their sites on TeacherWeb. Here are a few examples that don't require login (many do):
- Backstage - For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information. They link to us occasionally from articles, Q&A, lists of resources etc. Here's an example:
- Mr. Dogget's Monologues page, Industrial I.S.D. HS Theatre, Monologues page - Many teachers link to us from their pages on their school district's sites. This is one of the longest-running examples (Caution: - Late 1990s website design may cause physical pain for the aesthetically sensitive.)
- LibriVox - Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world. Linking to us from left-column of the pages in their Shakespeare Monologues Collections. By way of example, here are links to two of ten such collections:
- Monologue Genie links to us from their Magic Carpet Ride page.
- F*CK YEAH thespian peacock! - "A blog to celebrate us theatre dorks and all our antics" links to us from her monologues resource page.
- Portland State University - Links to us from their Theatre & Drama Research Guides & Tutorials.
- Lakeview Academy Drama - Ms. Howell's Drama page
- Scoop.it! - We see many curators at scoop linking to us from time to time. A couple of examples:
- Sahuaro Stars - Theatre Arts Classes page
- Pittsgrove Township School District - Linking to us from two pages: Monologues and Shakespeare
- Dr. Hofmann’s 7th Grade Advanced Humanities Classes
- Shakespeare in Your Words - by Joshua Dye, San Diego State University
- Hillcrest Theatre: Shakespeare Team
- The 12.14 Foundation links to us from their audition resources page.
- The City of Hamburg, Germany links to us from their education site.
- About.com's Shakespeare page links to us from their Audition Speeches pages: Speeches for Men, Speeches for Women
- eHow Español links to us from their Ideas de monólogos para chicas page.
- Reddit - We see frequent links from Reddit, most often from jirachiex's Shakespearean subreddit.
- Prosser High School - British Lit resources
- Arcadia High School Drama Department - Research Links
- eHow - Several eHow pages link to us, for example: How to Write a Dramatic Monologue
- Theatre Links links to us from their Monologues page.
- Alabama ACCESS distance learning links to us from their theatre courses assignments, e.g. Preparing for the Audition.
- The DMOZ Open Directory Project has been linking to us since the late 90's, well before they were bought up by AOL. Probably the longest running referrer we have. You'll find us under many categories there, e.g. Top: Arts: Performing Arts: Theatre: Shows: Monologues: Collections
- Ms. Clark's Drama Class page, Colorado Springs School District 11.
- Mrs. Kindall's Acting classes at Nashvile School of the Arts
- DramaClasses.biz links to us from their Drama Scripts & Plays and Shakespeare Resources pages.
- The University of New South Wales links to us from their wiki page titled How to use ICT to enrich the teaching of Shakespeare
- Theatretrain links to us from this interview with with Alix Austin, by Lenka Silhanova, about her experiences at drama school auditions, prior to being accepted to the BA acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as RSAMD.)
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