7 Shakespeare Monologues for Men 2 Minutes Long

Shakespeare monologues for men ranging from 1-2 minutes.  Some are comedic and others dramatic. For more Shakespeare monologues for your next audition.

1. Antony and Cleopatra

Character: VENTIDIUS

Location: Act III, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

First line: I have done enough; a lower place, note well, May make too great an act:

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2. As You Like It

CharacterORLANDO

Location: Act I, sc. 1

Genre: Comedy

First Line:As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou sayest, charged my brother on his blessing, to breed me well:

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3. As You Like It

CharacterOLIVER

Location: Act I, sc. 1

Genre: Comedy

First Line: Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth:

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4. Hamlet

CharacterCLAUDIUS

Location: Act I, sc. 2

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: O, my good lord, why are you thus alone?

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5. Richard II

CharacterBOLINGBROKE

Location: Act III, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

First Line:Bring forth these men.

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6. Henry V

Character: KING HENRY

Location: Act II, sc. 2

Genre: Historical

First line: God quit you in his mercy! Hear your sentence.

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7. Macbeth

CharacterLENNOX

Location: Act III, sc. 6

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: My former speeches have but hit your thoughts, Which can interpret further:

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