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Monologues and Auditions

Monologue collections through EBSCO eBooks

We currently have the following monologue collections through the EBSCO eBook platform:

  1. The Kilroys List, Volume One : 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights. Theatre Communications Group, 2017.
  2. The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues For Women / chosen and edited by Catherine Weate. Oberon Books, 2013.
  3. The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues For Men / chosen and edited by Catherine Weate. Oberon Books, 2013.
  4. The Best Women's Monologues from New Plays, 2019 / Edited by Lawrence Harbison.
  5. The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019 / Edited by Lawrence Harbison.
  6. The Classical monologue, women / Michael Earley;  Philippa Keil. Routledge, 2016.
  7. The Classical monologue, men / Michael Earley;  Philippa Keil. Routledge, 1992.
  8. Shakespeare monologues for women / William Shakespeare;  Luke Dixon. Nick Hern, 2012.
  9. Shakespeare monologues for men / William Shakespeare;  Luke Dixon. Nick Hern, 2012.
  10. Monologues for Actors of Color : Women / Roberta Uno, Margaret Odette. Routledge, 2016.
  11. Marlow, Jean. Audition Speeches for Women. Second Edition. London: Methuen Drama, 2005.
  12. Marlow, Jean. Actresses’ Audition Speeches. Second Edition. London: Methuen Drama, 2006.
  13. Bogosian, Eric. 100 (Monologues). First edition, Theatre Communications Group, 2014. 

  • Several of these are limited to 3 users at a single time, so you should have just one open at a time and close it when you're finished.
  • If you view the ebook in EBSCO's embedded viewer, you can use options at the very top of the screen to download PDFs of selected pages. (The option exists to download the whole ebook but would require creation of at least an EBSCO account and, often, installation of additional software and would make one of the 3 copies unavailable to others for two weeks.)
  • If you have any questions about their use, feel free to email librarian Steve Ely.

ebooks of scripts and script collections

We have hundreds of ebook versions of scripts and script collections through our subscription to the EBSCO eBook Collection.

None of these are published, unfortunately, by Samuel French or Dramatists, but many are published by Theatre Communications Group, among others.

While no simple search can bring up all scripts and only scripts, the first, rather complex, search linked above gathers a pretty good set of the scripts we have on that platform, while the second link above has just those published by TCG.

If you view the ebook in EBSCO's embedded viewer, you can use options at the very top of the screen to download PDFs of selected pages. (The option exists to download the whole ebook but requires creation of an EBSCO account and, often, installation of additional software and could make the book less available to others for two weeks.)