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Speak the Speech! Shakespeare's Monologues Illuminated

ISBN-10: 0571211224
ISBN-13: 9780571211227
Edition: 2002
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Description: The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for classwork, auditions, or performance. Included herein are over 150 monologues. Each one is placed in context with a brief introduction, is carefully punctuated in the manner that best illustrates its meaning, and is painstakingly and thoroughly annotated. Each is also accompanied by commentary that will spark the actor's imagination by exploring how the interrelationship of meter and the choice of words and sounds yields clues to character and performance. And throughout the book sidebars relate historical, topical, technical, and other useful and entertaining information relevant to the text. In addition, the authors include an overview of poetic and rhetorical elements, brief synopses of all the plays, and a comprehensive index along with other guidelines that will help readers locate the perfect monologue for their needs. More than just an actor's toolkit, Speak the Speech! is also an entertaining resource that will help demystify Shakespeare's language for the student and theater lover alike.

Prologue: Why We Wrote This Book
Acknowledgments
The Play's the Thing Choosing a Monologue
What is This Stuff?
This Earth, This Realm, This England: Shakespeare's Life and Times
The Lowdown on Punctuation, Spelling, Annotation, Commentary, and Line Numbering
Monologues
The Histories
King John
Philip the Bastard (Act I, Scene i)
Philip the Bastard (Act II, Scene i)
Constance (Act III, Scene i)
Constance (Act III, Scene iv)
Constance (Act III, Scene iv)
Lewis (Act V, Scene ii)
Philip the Bastard (Act V, Scene ii)
Richard II
Duchess of Gloucester (Act I, Scene ii)
John of Gaunt (Act II, Scene i)
King Richard (Act III, Scene ii)
King Richard (Act III, Scene ii)
Bishop of Carlisle (Act IV, Scene i)
Henry IV, Part One
Hotspur (Act I, Scene iii)
Hotspur (Act II, Scene iii)
Falstaff (Act V, Scene i)
Henry IV, Part Two
Mistress Quickly (Act II, Scene i)
Lady Percy (Act II, Scene iii)
King Henry IV (Act III, Scene i)
Falstaff (Act IV, Scene iii)
Prince Hal (Act IV, Scene v)
Henry V
Chorus (Prologue)
King Henry V (Act I, Scene ii)
King Henry V (Act IV, Scene iii)
King Henry V (Act V, Scene ii)
Henry VI, Part One
Joan la Pucelle (Act V, Scene iii)
Henry VI, Part Two
Queen Margaret (Act I, Scene iii)
Eleanor (Act II, Scene iv)
Henry VI, Part Three
Queen Margaret (Act I, Scene iv)
Richard, Duke of York (Act I, Scene iv)
King Henry VI (Act II, Scene v)
Richard III
Richard (Act I, Scene i)
Lady Anne (Act I, Scene ii)
Richard (Act I, Scene ii)
King Edward IV (Act II, Scene i)
Lady Anne (Act IV, Scene i)
Margaret (Act IV, Scene iv)
King Richard (Act V, Scene iii)
Bottom (Act IV, Scene i)
Snug (Act V, Scene i)
Much Ado About Nothing
Benedick (Act II, Scene iii)
Benedick (Act II, Scene iii)
The Taming of the Shrew
Petruchio (Act IV, Scene i)
Twelfth Night
Orsino (Act I, Scene i)
Viola (Act II, Scene ii)
Malvolio (Act II, Scene v)
Olivia (Act III, Scene i)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Julia (Act I, Scene ii)
Launce (Act II, Scene iii)
Launce (Act IV, Scene iv)
Julia (Act IV, Scene iv)
The Problem Plays
All's Well that Ends Well
Helena (Act III, Scene ii)
Measure for Measure
Isabella (Act II, Scene ii)
Claudio (Act III, Scene i)
Troilus and Cressida
Ulysses (Act I, Scene iii)
Cressida (Act III, Scene ii)
The Tragedies
Antony and Cleopatra
Cleopatra (Act I, Scene v)
Enobarbus (Act II, Scene ii)
Cleopatra (Act IV, Scene xv)
Cleopatra (Act V, Scene ii)
Cleopatra (Act V, Scene ii)
Cleopatra (Act V, Scene ii)
Coriolanus
Menenius (Act II, Scene i)
Coriolanus (Act IV, Scene v)
Aufidius (Act IV, Scene v)
Volumnia (Act V, Scene iii)
Hamlet
Hamlet (Act I, Scene ii)
Polonius (Act I, Scene iii)
Ophelia (Act II, Scene i)
Polonius (Act II, Scene ii)
Hamlet (Act II, Scene ii)
Hamlet (Act III, Scene i)
Ophelia (Act III, Scene i)
Hamlet (Act III, Scene ii)
King Claudius (Act III, Scene iii)
Hamlet (Act III, Scene iii)
Gertrude (Act IV, Scene vii)
Julius Caesar
Cassius (Act I, Scene ii)
Brutus (Act II, Scene i)
Portia (Act II, Scene i)
Calphurnia (Act II, Scene ii)
Antony (Act III, Scene i)
Brutus (Act III, Scene ii)
Antony (Act III, Scene ii)
Antony (Act III, Scene ii)
King Lear
Edmund (Act I, Scene ii)
Edmund (Act I, Scene ii)
Goneril (Act I, Scene iv)
King Lear (Act II, Scene iv)
King Lear (Act III, Scene ii)
King Lear (Act III, Scene iv)
Macbeth
Lady Macbeth (Act I, Scene v)
Lady Macbeth (Act I, Scene v)
Macbeth (Act I, Scene vii)
Lady Macbeth (Act I, Scene vii)
Macbeth (Act II, Scene i)
Porter (Act II, Scene iii)
Macbeth (Act III, Scene i)
Othello
Iago (Act I, Scene i)
Othello (Act I, Scene iii)
Iago (Act I, Scene iii)
Emilia (Act IV, Scene iii)
Romeo and Juliet
Nurse (Act I, Scene iii)
Mercutio (Act I, Scene iv)
Mercutio (Act II, Scene i)
Romeo (Act II, Scene ii)
Juliet (Act II, Scene ii)
Juliet (Act II, Scene ii)
Juliet (Act II, Scene v)
Juliet (Act II, Scene ii)
Juliet (Act III, Scene ii)
Romeo (Act III, Scene iii)
Friar Lawrence (Act III, Scene iii)
Lord Capulet (Act III, Scene v)
Juliet (Act IV, Scene iii)
Timon of Athens
Timon (Act IV, Scene iii)
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus (Act III, Scene ii)
Aaron (Act IV, Scene ii)
The Romances
Cymbeline
Iachimo (Act II, Scene ii)
Imogen (Act III, Scene ii)
Imogen (Act III, Scene vi)
Pericles
Dionyza (Act IV, Scene vi)
The Tempest
Ariel (Act I, Scene ii)
Trinculo (Act II, Scene ii)
Caliban (Act III, Scene ii)
Prospero (Act IV, Scene i)
Prospero (Act V, Scene i)
The Winter's Tale
Hermione (Act III, Scene ii)
Paulina (Act III, Scene ii)
Shepherd (Act III, Scene iii)
Synopses
The Histories
King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part Two
Henry V
Henry VI, Part One
Henry VI, Part Two
Henry VI, Part Three
Richard III
Henry VIII
The Comedies
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Problem Plays
All's Well that Ends Well
Measure for Measure
Troilus and Cressida
The Tragedies
Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
The Romances
Cymbeline
Pericles
The Tempest
The Winter's Tale
Glossary of Common Archaic Words, Verb Forms, Elisions, and Contractions
Index to the Monologues

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