Every performer should have at least one monologue or soliloquy by Shakespeare in his or her repertoire. The challenge contained within a piece by Shakespeare lies in the interpretation of the language, the development of the character and an appreciation of the scene and context. Each of the ten pieces in this collection are broken down systematically to provide an actor with an insight into how to tackle those elements. There is a synopsis, an evaluation of the themes an exploration of the language and an activity to provide context with the performer's own life. Each and all come together to allow an actor to build a complete performance. There is also a criteria sheet at the end to allow the individual or the group watching the performance to evaluate the piece.
Now there is no reason why one should feel intimidated by the Bard. This resource makes him accessible to all.