Shakespeare's Monologues
Reciprocal Links and Resources

A list of resources helpful for choosing monologues, as well as for understanding and performing Shakespeare's text:
  •'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 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."

Reciprocal Links
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:

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