Shakespeare & Co

Monologues, scenes, sonnets and stuff from Shakespeare and other classic writers

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The Cobbe portrait, claimed to be a portrait of William Shakespeare done while he was alive. PD BY Wikimedia.

Monologues by William Shakespeare

New Zealand actors give their own interpretations of a number of Shakespearean Monologues.

Engineered by Phil Benge, produced by Francesca Emms.

Interviews related to the monologues:

Bardfest Interview: Conversation with Dr Hannah August

Hannah AugustA conversation with Shakespeare expert, Dr Hannah August.

Dr August is joined by two of the Bardfest actors: Hannah Banks and Alex Greig.

Includes monologues from 'Richard III', 'Henry V', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Julius Caesar' by William Shakespeare.

Interview with Dr Lori Leigh - Part One: The Winter's Tale

Lori Leigh hDr Lori Leigh talks about her book Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine, with particular reference to Paulina and The Winter's Tale.

The interview includes a rendition of Paulina's monologue from Act 3, Scene 2 performed by Sophie Hambleton.

Interview with Dr Lori Leigh - Part Two: Two Noble Kinsmen

Lori Leigh hDr Lori Leigh talks about the heroines of Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare, with particular reference to The Jailer's Daughter.

The interview includes a rendition of the Jailer's Daughters' monologue from Act 2, Scene 4 performed by Hannah Banks.

Interview with Dr Leigh - Part Three: Midsummer Night's Dream

Lori Leigh hDr Lori Leigh talks about her book Shakespeare's Embodied Heroines, with particular reference to Helena and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The interview includes a rendition of Helena's monologue from Act 1, Scene 21 performed by Erin Banks.

Interview with Dr Lori Leigh - Part Four: As You Like It

Lori Leigh hDr Lori Leigh talks about Shakespeare's heroines, with particular reference to Rosalind in As You Like It.

The interview includes a rendition of Rosalind's monologue from Act 3, Scene 5 performed by Miranda Harcourt.

The monologues:

Collection items

Shakespeare Title page William Shakespeare s First Folio PD BY Wiki

Title page of the First Folio, by William Shakespeare, with copper engraving of the author by Martin Droeshout. Image courtesy of the Elizabethan Club and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. PD BY Wikimedia .