Soliloquy! The Shakespeare Monologues for Women by Michael Earley, Philippa Keil
Your one-stop classical workshop! At last, over 175 of ShakespeareÕs finest and most performable monologues taken from all thirty-seven plays are here in two easy-to-use volumes (Men and Women). Selections travel the entire spectrum of the great dramatistÕs vision, from comedies, wit and romances, to tragedies, pathos and histories.
Soliloquy! is an excellent and comprehensive collection of ShakespeareÕs speeches. Not only are the monologues wide-ranging and varied, but they are superbly annotated. Each volume is prefaced by an informative and reassuring introduction, which explains the signals and signposts by which Shakespeare helps the actor on his journey through the text. It includes a very good explanation of blank verse, with excellent examples of irregularities which are specifically related to character and acting intentions. These two books are a must for any actor in search of a ÕclassicalÕ audition piece.Õ- Elizabeth Smith, Voice Director, Juilliard