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Monologues from Shakespearean Comedies

  • 1.  Monologues from Shakespearean Comedies

    Posted 22 days ago
    I always find this group SO helpful.  I'm back for more advice.  
    Point me in the right direction for Shakespeare's soliloquies and speeches that are comedic that my high schoolers can perform. 
    Thanks in advance! 

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    Dr. Laura A. Gilbert
    English Teacher/Director of Theatre
    Lockport Township H.S.
    815.588.8544


  • 2.  RE: Monologues from Shakespearean Comedies

    Posted 22 days ago
    I like this website, and have been using it with my students.

    https://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/home

    Once you click on either "The Men" or "The Women," you'll see a list of the plays, divided into genres (although they lump the "romances" in with the comedies).

    What I especially like about this site is that each monologue carries a link to its context in a complete online text of that play.

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    Jeff Grove
    Theatre Teacher, Aesthetics Department Chair
    Stanton College Preparatory School
    Jacksonville FL
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  • 3.  RE: Monologues from Shakespearean Comedies

    Posted 21 days ago
    Midsummer has a few I love:
    Helena
    Bottom
    Puck
    Peter Quince doing the Prologue

    Merchant of Venice:
    Lancelot Gobbo

    Two Gentlemen of Verona:
    Julia
    Lance

    Love's Labour's Lost:
    Don Armado

    Merry Wives of Windsor
    Falstaff
    Mistress Quickly

    Much Ado About Nothing
    Benedick
    Beatrice

    As You Like It
    Phoebe
    Rosalind

    Twelfth Night
    Malvolio
    Viola

    Best wishes!