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Monologues: Introduction

READ, READ, READ! Whole books have been written on this subject but the best way to find a good monologue for you is to simply read as many plays as you can. (Most plays can be read in less than an hour). The key to a successful performance is finding a

Useful Links

Shakespeare's Monologues
A list of Shakespearean monologues.

The Monologue Database
"The monologue database serves the singular purpose of organizing monologues on the web and allowing the internet community to engage and discuss them amongst each other. It is a continually growing collection and we encourage users to rate and comment on monologues to facilitate the discovery of the best monologues on the web."

Free Monologues for Auditions: Men, Women and Kids too
Monologues for all ages - including movie monologues, Shakespeare monologues, One Minute monologues, etc.

Introduction

READ, READ, READ!

The key to a successful performance is finding a character and monologue you can relate to. This guide will help you to find a good collection of plays including monologues from the library's online and print collections of plays and monologues, as well as web resources on actual plays and critics on them. 

More Links

EServer Drama Collection A collection of play scripts divided by era, ranging from classical to contemporary.

Gutenberg Project This site produces free electronic books, including play scripts. Type “drama” in the subject box to find a list of the plays. You may also want to limit the language to “English”. You can also search by title or author.

PlayDatabase.com A database of plays. Search for monologues by era, gender, length and more. Scripts are not available on this site.