"So you’ve got an audition coming up, and they’ve asked you to prepare a Shakespeare monologue. You pull out your trusty “I left no ring with her. What means this lady?” or “Thou, Nature, art my goddess” and think, there must be something else I could do. Now, I don’t think you’re going to find a secret monologue that no one’s ever heard of before that will amaze a director, or a drama school panel, into casting you. But, there is something to be said for bringing in something they won’t have already seen twenty times that day. It shows you’ve read Shakespeare widely (and please, please do make sure you’ve read the play before your audition) and makes it less likely that whoever you’re presenting the monologue to has a really fixed view on how it should be delivered. Here is our top ten Shakespeare speeches that are often underused and overlooked."
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