5 Shakespeare Audition Monologues for Young Men

5 Shakespeare monologues for young male theatre auditions.  Full monologues of Hamlet, Proteus, Romeo, Iachimo and Claudio.  Shakespeare monologues.

1. Hamlet

Character: HAMLET

Location: Act I, sc. 2

Genre: Tragedy

First line: O that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!

2. Two Gentleman of Verona


Location: Act III, sc. 3

Genre: Comedy

First Line: My gracious lord, that which I would discover The law of friendship bids me to conceal;

3. Romeo and Juliet


Location: Act V, sc. 3

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: In faith, I will. Let me peruse this face. Mercutio’s kinsman, noble County Paris!

4. Measure for Measure

Character: CLAUDIO

Location: Act I, sc. 2

Genre: Comedy

First line: Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract I got possession of Julietta’s bed:

5. Cymbeline


Location: Act II, sc. 5

Genre: Comedy

First Line: The crickets sing, and man’s o’erlabour’d sense Repairs itself by rest.

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