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Shakespeare Monologues (Male)

All's Well That Ends Well, 1.1 (King)

KING.

I would I had that corporal soundness now

All's Well That Ends Well, 1.1 (Parolles)

PAR.

Man, setting down before you, will undermine you and blow you up.

All's Well That Ends Well, 2.3 (King)

KING.

Thou know’st she has rais’d me from my sickly bed.

Antony & Cleopatra, 1.4 (Octavius Caesar)

CAES.

You are too indulgent. Let’s grant it is not

Antony & Cleopatra, 1.4 (Octavius Caesar)

CAES.

Antony,

Leave thy lascivious wassails. When thou once

Antony & Cleopatra, 2.2 (Enobarbus)

ENO.

I will tell you.

The barge she sat in, like a burnish’d throne,

Antony & Cleopatra, 4.12 (Antony)

ANT.

All is lost!

Antony & Cleopatra, 4.14 (Antony)

ANT.

Since Cleopatra died

Antony & Cleopatra, 4.8 (Antony)

ANT.

We have beat him to his camp. Run one before,

Antony & Cleopatra, 4.9 (Enobarbus)

ENO.

O, bear me witness, night—

Antony & Cleopatra, 5.2 (Clown)

CLOWN.

Truly, I have the pretty worm of Nilus here;

As You Like It, 1.1 (Orlando)

ORL.

As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeath’d me by will but poor a thousand crowns,

As You Like It, 2.1 (Duke Senior)

DUKE S.

Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile,

As You Like It, 2.1 (First Lord)

1. LORD.

Indeed, my lord,

The melancholy Jaques grieves at that,

As You Like It, 2.3 (Adam)

ADAM.

What, my young master? O my gentle master,

As You Like It, 2.7 (Jaques)

JAQ.

A fool, a fool! I met a fool i’ th’ forest,

As You Like It, 2.7 (Jaques)

JAQ.

All the world’s a stage,

As You Like It, 5.1 (Touchstone)

TOUCH.

I do now remember a saying, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

As You Like It, 5.4 (Touchstone)

TOUCH.

If any man doubt that, let him put me to my purgation.

Comedy of Errors, 3.2 (Antipholus of Syracuse)

S. ANT.

Sweet mistress—what your name is else, I know not,

Comedy of Errors, 5.1 (Antipholus of Ephesus)

E. ANT.

My liege, I am advised what I say,

Coriolanus, 1.1 (Caius Martius)

MAR.

He that will give good words to thee will flatter

Coriolanus, 1.1 (Menenius)

MEN.

I tell you, friends, most charitable care

Coriolanus, 1.10 (Aufidius)

AUF.

Condition? Five times, Martius,

Coriolanus, 4.5 (Aufidius)

AUF.

O Martius, Martius!

Coriolanus, 4.5 (Coriolanus)

COR.

My name is Caius Martius, who hath done

Cymbeline, 2.1 (Jachimo)

JACH.

The crickets sing, and man’s o’erlabor’d sense

Cymbeline, 2.5 (Posthumus)

POST.

Is there no way for men to be, but women

Cymbeline, 3.2 (Pisanio)

PIS.

How? of adultery? Wherefore write you not

Cymbeline, 3.5 (Cloten)

CLO.

Meet thee at Milford-Haven!

Cymbeline, 4.1 (Cloten)

CLO.

I am near to th’ place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapp’d it truly.

Hamlet, 1.2 (Hamlet)

HAM.

O that this too too solid flesh would melt,

Hamlet, 1.2 (King Claudius)

KING.

Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death

Hamlet, 1.2 (King Claudius)

KING.

O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven,

Hamlet, 1.3 (Laertes)

LAER.

Think it no more:

Hamlet, 1.3 (Polonius)

POL.

Yet here, Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame!

Hamlet, 1.3 (Polonius)

POL.

Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know,

Hamlet, 1.4 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Angels and ministers of grace defend us!

Hamlet, 1.5 (Ghost)

GHOST.

Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,

Hamlet, 1.5 (Hamlet)

HAM.

O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else?

Hamlet, 2.2 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Now I am alone.

Hamlet, 2.2 (Polonius)

POL.

This business is well ended.

Hamlet, 3.1 (Hamlet)

HAM.

To be, or not to be, that is the question:

Hamlet, 3.1 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Ha, ha! are you honest? Are you fair?

Hamlet, 3.2 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc’d it to you, trippingly on the tongue,

Hamlet, 3.3 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Now might I do it pat, now ’a is a-praying;

Hamlet, 4.4 (Hamlet)

HAM.

How all occasions do inform against me,

Hamlet, 4.5 (Claudius)

KING.

O, this is the poison of deep grief, it springs

Hamlet, 5.1 (Hamlet)

HAM.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest,

Henry 4.1, 1.2 (Prince Hal)

PRINCE.

I know you all, and will a while uphold

 
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