Monologues Unpacked | Shakespeare Monologues Explained

Monologues Unpacked

Monologues Unpacked

Working on a Shakespeare monologue? Here’s our database of Shakespearean monologues that we’ve broken down, translated and explained. We’ve done all the hard work for you!

Othello (Act 2, Scene 1)

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Context of the Monologue Alone, Iago reveals to the audience his plot to get even with Othello using Roderigo and Michael Cassio. Prior to this, we learn Iago is Othello’s confidant and ensign, or standard...

Hamlet (Act 1, Scene 2)

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This is the first of Hamlet’s 7 soliloquies and our initial glimpse inside the psyche of this troubled man. Dramaturgically this monologue serves to reveal Hamlet’s melancholy, and the root of his suffering. Here we...