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Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 01

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William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c; - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. So here are the first fifteen monologues. (Summary by Shurtagal).

A pdf file of of the monologues in this collection is available here. (0 hr 27 min)


Merchant of Venice - Quality of Mercy (Act 4, Scene 1)


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Taming of the Shrew - No Shame But Mine (Act 3, Scene 2)


Read by Duan

Macbeth - They met me on the day of sucess (Act 1, Scene 5)


Read by Lizzie Driver

Romeo and Juliet - More Than Prince of Cats (Act 2, Scene 4)


Read by Shurtagal

Macbeth - Is this a dagger? (Act 2, Scene 1)


Read by Julian Jamison

A Midsummer Night's Dream - If We Shadows Have Offended (Act 5, Scene 2)


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Henry V - Prologue (Act 1, Scene 1)


Read by Squid Varilekova

King John - I defy all counsel (Act 3, Scene 4)


Read by Larysa Jaworski

Romeo and Juliet - Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo (Act 2, Scene 2)


Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Twelfth Night - I left no ring with her (Act 2, Scene 2)


Read by Karen Savage

The Tempest - Be Cheerful Sir (Act 4, Scene 1)


Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)

Othello - Emilia (Act 4, Scene 3)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

Hamlet - Hamlet's Speech to the Players (Act 3, Scene 2)


Read by Shurtagal

Richard II - Of Comfort No Man Speak (Act 3, Scene 2)


Read by Mark Nelson

Measure for Measure - Tis One Thing To Be Tempted (Act 2, Scene 1)


Read by Martin Clifton