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!

Get stuck into many of Shakespeare’s iconic monologues and learn how to truly bring them to life. These pages are all broken down by professional actors, who in many cases have played the roles. The monologues unpacked team includes Damien Strouthos, Jess Tovey and Andrew Hearle.

Isabella Monologue (Act 2, Scene 4)

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This is one of Shakespeare’s less popular and more problematic plays. It’s an Elizabethan Me Too moment dressed up in a comedy costume. Context The play places Christian righteousness and judicial righteousness on a scale...