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Shakespeare Monologues (Male)

Macbeth, 2.3 (Porter)

PORT.

Here’s a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of Hell Gate, he should have old turning the key.

Macbeth, 3.1 (Macbeth)

MACB.

To be thus is nothing,

Macbeth, 3.6 (Lennox)

LEN.

My former speeches have but hit your thoughts,

Macbeth, 4.3 (Malcolm)

MAL.

Be not offended;

Measure for Measure, 2.2 (Angelo)

ANG.

From thee: even from thy virtue.

Measure for Measure, 3.1 (Duke)

DUKE.

Be absolute for death: either death or life

Measure for Measure, 4.3 (Pompey)

POM.

I am as well acquainted here as I was in our house of profession.

Merchant of Venice, 1.1 (Gratiano)

GRA.

Let me play the fool,

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,

Merchant of Venice, 1.3 (Shylock)

SHY.

Signior Antonio, many a time and oft

Merchant of Venice, 2.2 (Launcelot Gobbo)

LAUN.

Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master.

Merchant of Venice, 2.7 (Morocco)

MOR.

Some god direct my judgment! Let me see,

Merchant of Venice, 3.1 (Shylock)

SHY.

To bait fish withal—if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

Merchant of Venice, 3.2 (Bassanio)

BASS.

What find I here?

Merchant of Venice, 3.3 (Gratiano)

GRA.

Let me play the fool,

Merchant of Venice, 4.1 (Antonio)

ANT.

I am arm’d and well prepar’d.

Merchant of Venice, 4.1 (Shylock)

SHY.

I have possess’d your Grace of what I purpose,

Merry Wives of Windsor, 1.3 (Falstaff)

FAL.

My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.

Merry Wives of Windsor, 2.2 (Ford)

FORD.

What a damn’d Epicurean rascal is this!

Merry Wives of Windsor, 3.2 (Ford)

FORD.

Has Page any brains? Hath he any eyes? Hath he any thinking?

Merry Wives of Windsor, 3.5 (Falstaff)

FAL.

Now, Master Brook, you come to know what hath pass’d between me and Ford’s wife?

Merry Wives of Windsor, 4.6 (Fenton)

FENT.

From time to time I have acquainted you

Merry Wives of Windsor, 5.5 (Falstaff)

FAL.

The Windsor bell hath strook twelve; the minute draws on.

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1 (Oberon)

OBE.

I pray thee give it me.

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1 (Oberon)

OBE.

My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememb’rest

Midsummer NIght's Dream, 3.2 (Oberon)

OBE.

Thou seest these lovers seek a place to fight;

Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2 (Puck)

PUCK.

My mistress with a monster is in love.

Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1 (Bottom)

BOT.

Awaking.

When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.

Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1 (Bottom)

PYR. (BOTTOM as PYRAMUS)

Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams;

Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1 (Puck)

PUCK.

Now the hungry lion roars,

Much Ado About Nothing, 1.3 (Don John)

D. JOHN.

I wonder that thou (being, as thou say’st thou art, born under Saturn)

Much Ado About Nothing, 2.1 (Benedick)

BENE.

O, she misus’d me past the endurance of a block;

Much Ado About Nothing, 2.3 (Benedick)

BENE.

I know that, but I would have thee hence, and here again.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2.3 (Benedick)

BENE.

This can be no trick: the conference was sadly borne;

Much Ado About Nothing, 3.3 (Dogberry)

DOG.

Come hither, neighbor Seacole. God hath blest you with a good name.

Much Ado About Nothing, 4.1 (Leonato)

LEON.

Wherefore? why, doth not every earthly thing

Much Ado About Nothing, 5.1 (Leonato)

LEON.

I pray thee cease thy counsel,

Othello, 1.1 (Iago)

IAGO.

O, sir, content you;

Othello, 1.3 (Iago)

IAGO.

It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will.

Othello, 1.3 (Iago)

IAGO.

Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;

Othello, 1.3 (Iago)

IAGO.

Virtue? a fig! ’tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.

Othello, 1.3 (Othello)

OTH.

Her father lov’d me, oft invited me;

Othello, 2.1 (Iago)

IAGO.

That Cassio loves her, I do well believe’t;

Othello, 3.3 (Iago)

IAGO.

I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion;

Othello, 3.3 (Othello)

OTH.

This fellow’s of exceeding honesty,

Othello, 3.3 (Othello)

OTH.

Avaunt, be gone! thou hast set me on the rack.

Othello, 5.2 (Othello)

OTH.

Behold, I have a weapon;

Othello, 5.2 (Othello)

OTH.

It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul;

Pericles, 1.1 (Pericles)

PER.

How courtesy would seem to cover sin,

Pericles, 1.2 (Pericles)

PER.

Why should this change of thoughts,

Pericles, 3.2 (Cerimon)

CER.

What’s that? Set’t down, let’s look upon’t.

 
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