Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 01

William SHAKESPEARE (1564 - 1616)

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

Genre(s): Plays, Poetry

Language: English

Group: Shakespeare Monologues Collections

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Merchant of Venice - Quality of Mercy (Act 4, Scene 1) Kirsten Ferreri
00:01:31
Play 02 Taming of the Shrew - No Shame But Mine (Act 3, Scene 2) Duan
00:01:40
Play 03 Macbeth - They met me on the day of sucess (Act 1, Scene 5) Lizzie Driver
00:02:22
Play 04 Romeo and Juliet - More Than Prince of Cats (Act 2, Scene 4) Shurtagal
00:00:49
Play 05 Macbeth - Is this a dagger? (Act 2, Scene 1) Julian Jamison
00:02:16
Play 06 A Midsummer Night's Dream - If We Shadows Have Offended (Act 5, Scene 2) Kara Shallenberg
00:01:19
Play 07 Henry V - Prologue (Act 1, Scene 1) Squid Varilekova
00:02:32
Play 08 King John - I defy all counsel (Act 3, Scene 4) Larysa Jaworski
00:02:17
Play 09 Romeo and Juliet - Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo (Act 2, Scene 2) Laurie Anne Walden
00:01:13
Play 10 Twelfth Night - I left no ring with her (Act 2, Scene 2) Karen Savage
00:01:39
Play 11 The Tempest - Be Cheerful Sir (Act 4, Scene 1) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:13
Play 12 Othello - Emilia (Act 4, Scene 3) Elizabeth Klett
00:01:57
Play 13 Hamlet - Hamlet's Speech to the Players (Act 3, Scene 2) Shurtagal
00:02:39
Play 14 Richard II - Of Comfort No Man Speak (Act 3, Scene 2) Mark Nelson
00:02:36
Play 15 Measure for Measure - Tis One Thing To Be Tempted (Act 2, Scene 1) Martin Clifton
00:01:14