Don’t you love it when you stumble across a great resource and are itching to share your news with others? Well, the other day I found The Monologuer, a key section of a larger acting resource website, Backstage.
As I am sure you already know, the publication of monologues from most modern and contemporary plays is subject to copyright. So, The Monologuer is a user-friendly search database of monologues from a huge range of historical and out of copyright plays, instead.
In the classical section, The Monologuer contains works from mostly Ancient Greece and Shakespeare. More recent monologues include text from plays written by the likes of Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and others.
The full database contains hundreds of monologues searchable by useful filters such as author, play, genre, themes, and keywords. While printing the monologues is a bit tricky, a quick screen grab solves that problem.
Next to the text of each monologue is the character’s gender, age range and themes. But what I love most about The Monologuer is the handy play synopsis and scene synopsis for where each monologue occurs in the play.
This is a great tool for monologue use in the drama and theatre classroom. Enjoy!