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An assortment of public domain monologues taken from classic plays organized by gender and type.
A list of Shakespearean monologues categorized alphabetically by comedy, history and tragedy.
Theatre History: Monologues
List of monologues. Some are freely available and some are for purchase.
The Monologue Database
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Selected Women's Monologues at VWU
Selected Collections of Monologues at VWU
Monologues from the Classics by
Call Number: PN4305.M6 M66 1993
Publication Date: 1986-05-01
Shakespeare, Marlowe and others ... comedic-dramatic
Play the Scene by
Call Number: PN2080 .P59 2004
Publication Date: 2004-12-07
A collection of the greatest scenes and monologues from Elizabethan to Tony Award-winning plays; comprehensive anthology spans over five hundred years of theatre.
One on One by
Call Number: PN2080. O58 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
(Applause Acting Series). Covering the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and experimental theatre since 2000, One on One challenges actors to explore the inner self, develop skill and artistry for auditions, and deliver a knockout onstage performance. These monologues sometimes comic, sometimes serious, and often both tackle issues ranging from race, class, gender, relationships and romance to coming of age, mortality, 9/11, and the Iraq war.