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Twelfth Night Monologues – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Viola I left no ring with her; what means this lady? Fortune forbid my outside have not charm’d her! She made good view of me; indeed, so much, That methought her eyes had lost her tongue, For she did speak in starts distractedly. She loves me, sure: the cunning of her passion Invites me in […] Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Monologues – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Helena How happy some o’er other some can be! Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so; He will not know what all but he do know. And as he errs, doting on Hermia’s eyes, So I, admiring of his qualities. Things base and vile, holding […] Read More

King Lear Monologues – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

King Lear Rumble thy bellyful! Spit, fire! spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire are my daughters. I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness. I never gave you kingdom, call’d you children, You owe me no subscription. Then let fall Your horrible pleasure. Here I stand your slave, A poor, infirm, weak, and despis’d […] Read More

Hamlet Monologues – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Hamlet To be, or not to be,–that is the question:– Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?–To die,–to sleep,– No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the […] Read More