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Dear Visitor,

Below are sample monologues from our Originals Library and our Classical Collection, as well as a complete list of all works posted to date. Both collections are continually updated and expanded in order to keep our members supplied with fresh material from which to choose.

Currently, we have 507 original & classical monologues.

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The Originals Library will increase in size every month with monologues written by our Prime Writers. We also encourage any writer visiting our site to submit monologues for our consideration to post. The goal of The Monologue Shop is to build a library that provides a seemingly endless wealth of material for the actor to explore and perform in workshops, classes and auditions.

The Classical Collection is an ongoing work in process. We are initially focusing our efforts on compiling a complete collection of Shakespeare monologues. Each posted Shakespeare piece includes a brief introduction to the immediate action of the scene, editorial notes and word definitions, and a version of the monologue showing how it was originally printed (in the First Folio or a Quarto). Our purpose is to provide the actor with enough information on each piece so that work can begin immediately. We also have newly translated pieces from Molière and Jean-François Regnard, some of them posted here for the first time anywhere!

Other features of The Monologue Shop include short articles such as, "Tips On Acting And The Monologue" and "Notes On Shakespeare". Members can also give feedback or make suggestions to The Monologue Shop and its writers. All this can be at your fingertips for only $6.95 per month (sign up here).

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We hope that we have whetted your appetite for great perfomance material and that you join us in our efforts to create and maintain an interactive platform between actors and writers.


Managing Director

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