Easily browse, filter or search our collection of comprehensive Scenes and Monologues containing scenes and monologues from:
- Pulitzer Prize winners and Runner-ups
- Contemporary works
- Restoration work
- And playwrights of all ethnic backgrounds.
- Scenes and Monologues for different Age Ranges, Genders and Genres.
- A "Favorites" section where highlighted material can be easily accessed.
- An "In Theatres Now" section highlighting plays currently being produced on theaters biggest stages.
- "How to" sections containing advice on picking scenes and monologues according to your needs.
- "Request a Coaching Session" where we can be contacted to help you with your material.
- Monthly Additions - including new works as well as expanding the collection with currently published material
The app is lightweight and fast. Browse or search Shakespeare's Monologues. All of them.
The monologues are organized by play, then categorized by comedy, history and tragedy. You can browse and/or search. Search if you know which monologue you want. Browse if you're looking for monologue ideas.
Each monologue entry includes the character's name, the first line of the speech, whether it is verse or prose, and shows the act, scene & line number. Each entry provides a link to the full text of the scene.
When you've picked a monologue, you can download a double-spaced PDF to your phone or tablet. Print it with cloud print, or send it to yourself to print at home or at work.
Line-breaks matter a great deal in iambic pentameter, so this app does not try to make the text 'fit' your device. Doing so would insert line-breaks where they don't belong, and would make reading Shakespeare's verse difficult, awkward at best. Instead, this app allows you to use pinch-to-zoom, while keeping the line breaks of the verse intact.
Note: We won't use the app to nag you about rating us like many apps do, so we'll just ask once here instead: If you like it, please give it a rating and/or review. Thanks!
About permissions -
Full Network Access: This app requires internet access (because that's better for you than installing an app containing 1400+ PDF files onto your phone.)
View Network Connections: Required for network access via either wifi or cell data. Only used when you're actively tapping around in the app.
Storage: This app uses your device's storage to cache content to speed up the app, just as most internet-connected apps do. The app does not access any files or folders other than the cache.
This version has a single, small banner ad at the bottom of the screen. To get the version without ads for $0.99 cents USD, please scroll down to the section labeled "More by Shakespeare's Monologues" or "More from developer", then tap on the "No Ads" version. If you're having trouble finding it, this address will take you there (case-sensitive): http://MonosBy.WS/AndroidAppSansAds
Also available as a desktop/laptop web app in the Chrome Web Store: http://MonosBy.WS/ChromeWebapp
Break a leg.
Please scroll down to the section labeled "More by Shakespeare's Monologues" or "More from developer", then tap on the new version to install it instead.
If you're having trouble finding it, this address will take you there (case-sensitive): http://MonosBy.WS/AndroidApp2
(This outdated version will be removed from the Play Store when Google has stopped linking to it from the Chrome Web Store.)