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9DRPP - Shakespeare's Elizabethan Theatre: Elizabethan monologues

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Using Ariel's speech from Act 1 Scene 2 of The Tempest Mark Quartley suggests three key things to look for and explore whenever you are looking at a monologue for the first time, including Imagery, Metre and Word Choice.

Exploring Claudius' Confession in Act 3 Scene 3 of Hamlet, with Clarence Smith who played Claudius in the 2016 production and Assistant Director Anna Girvan.

Lucian Msamati as Iago in Iqbal Khan's 2015 production of Othello with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Stage footage from Act 1, Scene 1 from the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard III.

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Monologues By William Shakespeare 2018, Monologues Archive, accessed 27 July 2018, <>.

Rudnicki, S (Ed.) 1998, The actor's book of classical monologues, Penguin, New York.

2 Steps to Prepare your Monologue n.d., Red Door Project, pdf, accessed 27 July 2018, <>.


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