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Theatre Arts: Monologues: Male characters

These monologues are sorted by run time, lowest to highest.

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First Line of Monologue

Character

Run
Time

Title

Author

Call
Number

Place in
Text

I love the land… (DPS 13)

Cephus (Teen-aged, Black)

1:00

Home

Samm-Art Williams

812.54 W7271h 1980

1-set

One afternoon I took Mickey... (SF 60)

Steve  (Late 20’s)

1:00

The Warm Peninsula

Joe Masteroff

812.54 M423w 1988

II

Hey…Hey… (SF 31)

Criminal (20, Oriental)

1:15

Nourish the Beast

Steve Tesich

812.54 T337n

I, 4

I didn’t always have… (DPS 67)

Arnold  (A dog)

1:15

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

II

Power to the people! (DPS 16)

Nephew

1:30

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

I

You know who you… (SF 50)

Harold (Mid-aged)

1:30

Orphans

Lyle Kessler

782.812 K426o 1985

II, 1

So I suppose it was inevitable. (DPS 10)

Young Man (20s)

1:30

Sweet Eros and Witness

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169s

Sc. 3

Dearly beloved and… (DPS 32)

Captain (Mid-aged)

1:30

Titanic

Christopher Durang

812.54 D949t

Sc. 10

There I was. (SF 94)

Will (59)

1:30

The Trip Back Down

John Bishop

812.54 B622t

II

Once and for all… (SF 52)

Old Man

1:45

Nourish the Beast

Steve Tesich

812.54 T337n

II, 2

It was the Easter… (SF 16)

Bennett (17, English)

2:00

Another Country

Julian Mitchell

822.914 M681an

I, 1

Bess, I never talked…(DPS 29)

Schelling (20s)

2:00

Bury the Dead

Irwin Shaw

812.54 S534b 1963

1-act

Go to your men…(DPS 27)

1st General (50s)

2:00

Bury the Dead

Irwin Shaw

812.54 S534b 1963

1-act

You’re stinking the place out. (DPS 27)

Mick (Late 20s, English)

2:00

Caretaker

Harold Pinter

822.914 P659c 1991

II, 1

One time I fell… (DPS 27)

Herschel (16)

2:00

Gemini

Albert Innaurato

812.54 I581g

I, 2

Guess who! (SF 39)

Stanley (18)

2:00

Greater Tuna

Williams, Sears, Howard

812.54 W724g 1983

II

Murph’s my best buddy… (DPS 26)

Joey (20s)

2:00

The Indian Wants the Bronx

Israel Horovitz

812.54 H816i 1967

1-act

Dad said he didn’t… (H&W 85)

Timmy (20)

2:00

Talley and Son

Lanford Wilson

812.54 W749ts 1995

II

I was so excited (SF 75)

Chuck  (24)

2:00

The Trip Back Down

John Bishop

812.54 B622t

II

I’ve been trying to tell (DPS 7)

Alan (29, Mid-Westerner)

2:00

Lemon Sky

Lanford Wilson

812.54 W749l 1999

I this story…

It was great… (SF 9)

Paul (20s)

2:15

Loose Ends

Michael Weller

812.54 W448l 1980

Sc. 1

I seen a friend of yours… (SF 70)

Treat (20s)

2:15

Orphans

Lyle Kessler

782.812 K426o 1985

II, 4

Yes, we’re ready… (SF 48)

Spikes (Mid-aged)

2:15

Greater Tuna

Williams, Sears, Howard

812.54 W724g 1983

II

What do you expect me to do? (DPS 51)

Davies (Old, English)

2:15

Caretaker

Harold Pinter

822.914 P659c 1991

III, 2

Did you see the paper… (DPS 71)

Tommy  (30s)

2:30

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

II

That was you. (DPS 59)

Clarence (20s)

2:30

And Things that Go Bump in the Night

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169an 1994

II

There’s no doubt you’re still… (SF 57)

Hugo (20s)

2:30

Ring Round the Moon

Jean Anouilh

842.914 A615ri 1980

III, 1

Here in the house… (SF 38)

Astroff (40)

2:30

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov

891.723 C515u 2008

III

She’s set against me… (SF 6)

Trepleff (25)

2:45

The Sea Gull

Anton Checkhov

891.723 C515s 2002

I

But I had a wife who was a Jew (DPS 55)

Glas (65, German)

3:00

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

William Hanley

812.54 H241s 1993

II, 2

So. You feel like a little… (SF 36)

Lydell (17)

3:00

Rose Cottages

Bill Bozzone

812.54 B793r 1986

Sc. 3

A son. Born dead. (DPS 59)

Henry (40, English)

3:00

Anne of the Thousand Days

Maxwell Anderson

812.52 A548an 1977

II, 5

I don’t see anything so very beautiful… (SF 28)

Trigorin (30s)

3:45

The Sea Gull

Anton Chekhov

891.723 C515s 2002

II

In the first place… (DPS 12)

Tommy

4:00

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

I

True, all true. Truly. (DPS 28)

Randall (20s, Black)

6:00

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

William Hanley

812.54 H241s 1993

I

Free. What's free? (SF 33)

Cliff (20s)

8:00

The Woolgatherer

William Mastrosimone

812.54 M4239w 1986

I