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Monologues: Introduction

Electronic Resources

 Actorama.comYou can search for monologues or scenes from movies, plays, television and books according to gender, source material, type (dramatic, comic, serio-comic). Scripts are not available on this site.

Doollee.com: Search for plays by the number of actors, gender and author. Scripts are not available on this site but you can purchase them from this site.

Dramatists Play Service: Play Finder Search the catalogue of over 3,000 titles. To find some monologues, limit it to a single player and pick a gender (but this will only find solo plays). You may also browse plays by title or by author. Scripts are not available on this site but you can purchase them from this site.

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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 character and monologue you can relate to.

More Resources

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.

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