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    • Monologue

    • In theatre, a monologue (from Greek: μονόλογος, from μόνος mónos, "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech") is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another ... Read »


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    • Blake (monologue)

    • Blake is a monologue by Elliott Hayes. It is based on the life of the English poet William Blake and infused with poetry from Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. Performances include: ... Read »


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    • Molly Bloom

    • Molly Bloom

      Molly Bloom is a fictional character in the novel Ulysses by James Joyce. The wife of main character Leopold Bloom, she roughly corresponds to Penelope in the Odyssey. The major difference between Molly and Penelope is that while Penelope is eternally faithful, Molly is not. Molly is having an affair with Hugh 'Blazes' ... Read »


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    • The Butterfly Mouse

    • The Butterfly Mouse (La parpaja topola) is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo A simple young goatherd was scared of women. In his valley lived a priest who was having a relationship with a young girl. The girl's mother came to see the priest and told him to desist - so the priest plotted to get the goatherd married to t ... Read »


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    • The Dongle of Donald Trefusis

    • The Dongle of Donald Trefusis

      The Dongle of Donald Trefusis is "a mixture of podcast, audiobook and radio monologue" written and read by Stephen Fry. It stars Fry as himself, who receives an inheritance from his (fictional) former university tutor, Donald Trefusis, who has recently died. The inheritance includes a USB drive or "dongle", which conta ... Read »


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    • Clint Eastwood at the 2012 Republican National Convention

    • Clint Eastwood at the 2012 Republican National Convention

      On Thursday, August 30, 2012, American actor and director Clint Eastwood gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. Eastwood had endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 United States presidential election earlier that month, and spent much of his speech's running time on a largely improvised routine in which he add ... Read »


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    • God's Own Drunk


    • The Human Voice

    • The Human Voice (French: La Voix humaine) a 1930 play, first staged at the Comédie-Française in 1930, written by Jean Cocteau. It is a monologue set in Paris, where a middle-aged woman is speaking on the phone with her lover of the last five years. He is to marry another woman the next day, which causes her to de ... Read »


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    • Christmas Day in the Workhouse

    • In the Workhouse : Christmas Day, better known by its first line, "It is Christmas Day in the workhouse", is a dramatic monologue written as a ballad by campaigning journalist George Robert Sims and first published in The Referee for the Christmas of 1877. It appeared in Sims' regular Mustard and Cress column under ... Read »


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    • Der Kontrabaß


    • A Limo For A Lame-O

    • "A Limo For A Lame-O" is a commentary delivered by Al Franken during Weekend Update on the May 10, 1980, episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL). Using the framework of his own desire to have a limousine drive him to and from his job at NBC, the network which broadcasts the program, Franken attacked network president Fred ... Read »


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    • The Madness of Lady Bright

    • The Madness of Lady Bright is a short play by Lanford Wilson, among the earliest of the gay theatre movement. It was first performed at Joe Cino's Caffe Cino in May 1964 and went on to tour internationally, appearing in revivals to the present day. It has been cited as the first Off-Off-Broadway production to receive m ... Read »


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    • Molly Bloom's soliloquy


    • Niggas vs. Black People

    • "Niggas vs. Black People" is the title of one of Chris Rock's most famous and most controversial stand-up comedy routines. This routine—which appeared both on his 1996 HBO special Bring the Pain and as track 12 on his 1997 album Roll with the New—is widely considered to be the breakthrough routine that establ ... Read »


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    • Seven dirty words

    • The seven dirty words are seven English-language words that American comedian George Carlin first listed in 1972 in his monologue "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television". The words are: shit, , fuck, cunt, , motherfucker, and . At the time, the words were considered highly inappropriate and unsuitable for broadc ... Read »


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    • Spartacus to the Gladiators at Capua

    • "Spartacus to the Gladiators at Capua" is a rhetorical monologue written by Elijah Kellogg for a student competition at Bowdoin College in 1842, and later published by Epes Sargent, one of the judges, in his 1846 School Reader. The piece, written as if it were an actual declamation by Spartacus to his fellows during th ... Read »


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    • Speak the speech

    • "Speak the speech" is a famous speech from Shakespeare's Hamlet (1601). In it, Hamlet offers directions and advice to a group of actors whom he has enlisted to play for the court of Denmark. The speech itself has played two important roles independent of the play. It has been analyzed as a historical document for clue ... Read »


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    • Talking With...

    • Talking With... is a 1982 play by Jane Martin, published by Samuel French Incorporated. The play is composed of eleven ten-minute monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life. The play includes the pieces, "Fifteen Minutes," "Scraps," "Clear Glass Marbles," "Audition," "Rodeo," "Twirler," "Lamp ... Read »


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    • The Teacher Who Was Not To Be

    • The Teacher Who Was Not To Be (Norwegian: Læreren som ikke ble) is an opera monologue by Marcus Paus and with a libretto by Olav Anton Thommessen from 2013. It premiered at the concert "Paus & Paus" (with works by Marcus Paus and Ole Paus) in the Atrium of the University of Oslo in connection with the Oslo Opera Fes ... Read »


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    • Tears in rain monologue

    • "Tears in Rain", also referred to as "The C-Beams Speech", is a brief monologue delivered by replicant Roy Batty (portrayed by Rutger Hauer) in the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The final form, altered from the scripted lines and improvised by Hauer on the eve of filming, has entered popular culture as "perhaps the m ... Read »


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    • To be, or not to be

    • "To be, or not to be" is the opening phrase of a soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in the so-called "nunnery scene" of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I. Although called a soliloquy, Hamlet is far from alone since Ophelia is pretending to read while she waits for Hamlet to notice her, and Claudius an ... Read »


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    • To Hell with the Goddamn Spring

    • To Hell with the Goddamn Spring (Spanish: Al diablo la maldita primavera) is a Colombian play, based on the novel of the same name by Alonso Sánchez Baute (which won the Opera prima award in 2002). It was adapted for the theatre by Colombian director Jorge Ali Triana in 2004. The play is a monologue given by an ave ... Read »


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    • Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

    • She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word. — To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking s ... Read »


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    • The Vagina Monologues

    • The Vagina Monologues

      The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which began in 1996 at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." In 2011, Ensler was award ... Read »


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    • What a piece of work is a man

    • The phrase "What a piece of work is a man!" is attributed to William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, and is part of a monologue by the eponymous character concerning humans and their abilities. The monologue, spoken in the play by Prince Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Act II, Scene 2, follows in its entirety ... Read »


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    • What It Was, Was Football

    • What It Was, Was Football

      "What it Was, Was Football" is a monologue by comedian Andy Griffith. The monologue is a description of a college football game, as seen by a naive country preacher who attends the game by accident and is entirely puzzled by it. At the request of Andy Griffith, a 19-year-old, Milton Alderfer, recorded and produced the ... Read »


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    • Yoni Ki Baat

    • Yoni Ki Baat, roughly translated from Hindi as "Talks of the Vagina," is a live performance of monologues by women of South Asian origin. The project was inspired by a production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues by the Kimaaya Theatre Company in Bangalore, India.Yoni Ki Baat was conceptualized in 2003 by South Asi ... Read »


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