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Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors

Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors

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32 Original Monologues ..."For The Serious Actor"


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Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors is perhaps the best monologue book on the market today and is arguably the best bang for the buck. There are thirty (32) original monologues, all from Gregory's body of work including; his films, stage plays, TV pilots, and radio dramas. Like, SHOWTIME, Monologues has a chapter on stage terminology, film terminology, and a chapter on commonly used vernacular. Whether you are buying this book for yourself or a friend, it truly is the perfect gift to an actor. Surprise and support an aspiring, seasoned actor or student with a copy of this unique and wonderful book.

Below are some monologues from "Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors

Monologue # 11
(Bronx House)

Taken from Hudson's Powerful (stage play) Prison Drama entitled, "Bronx House." Officer Hurt enters the cell of two vicious street gangs. She has a chip on her shoulders because she feels that she does not get the respect she deserves because she is a woman and must prove herself every single second.

Monologue #4
(A Piece Of My Dream)

Taken from Hudson's compelling (stage play) drama entitled, "A Piece Of My Dream." Mr. Wallis (the town bank manager and Klu Klux Klan member) in a very heated argument, explains why it is his job not to give Sunshine (a black ex-Green Beret Soldier) a business loan in a southern town where businesses are for white people only.

Monologue # 29
(Thaddeus McCain)

Taken from Hudson's action/comedy (movie) entitled, Thaddeus McCain. McCain has been out of work for a very long time and is desperate for money. He's offered a quick job with a big pay day for a few minutes of work (Sleep with Keenan's wife) from a rather ... freaky aristocrate.

Monologue # 9
No Harm, No Foul)

Taken from Hudson's outrageous (stage play) comedy entitled, "No Harm, No Foul." A wacko judge is about to sentence BOJACK (a black basketball player falsely accused of raping a white woman to a plantation. Bojack teams up with his side-kick, DOC where BOJACK spends most of his time plotting outrages schemes to escape.

Standing in front of KING, ROCK and STEEL in the Jail cell) Well, I'm going to leave this pen for a while, but I'll be watching all of you swine very closely. (HURT is in front of KING with her back to him) If any of you get the urge to jump me from behind, please kill me, because if yoiu don't ... (HURT truns and faces KING) I'm gonna beat you down! When I'm finished with you, I'm gonna call downstairs to the medical van for transfer to the hospital,  (Crosses to STEEL) and we're gonna beat you down in the stairway.  And when you get back from the hospital, guess what? You're coming right back here and I'm gonna beat you down again.  (She faces ROCK) When I go home and sleep tonight, and you come across my mind in my sleep, even if it's three O'clock in the morning, I'm getting up, getting in my car, driving all the way back her and beat ...

(Sitting behind his desk in his office in the bank and SUNSHINE sits in front of the desk) Well, let me be straight forward with you.  You're a bright young fellow and I know you will appreciate my frankness.  We have a tradition in this town, you see. (Picks up SUNSHINE'S loan application) It has always been run by the establishment, the white people. (Rips the application and throws it at SUNSHINE) and it's up to the bank to see that it stays that way. Now you come flying in here like Shaka Zulu with all these bright ideas. That theatre you have has the potential to make more money in one day than most business around here will ...

(Standing in Mr. KEENAN'S living room) Sit down, Mr. McCain. (Mr. KEENAN looks into th camera C/U) Now ... let me read you. (Both sit) You, McCain, would screw my wife for free if you met her in a bar, because you're a man and men like to screw. Most men would give up an inch of their !@#$ for just five minutes with Cynthia (KEENAN'S wife) And you McCain, would screw a ...

(Sittting behind the bench speaking to BOJACK) You will be charged as follows: on the charge of rape ... (Court takes a deep breathe) Not guity! (Court celebrates) Hold on, wait a minute! The court finds you not guity because the cast ate the evidence, not because you're not guity. We had no choice other than to x-ray the cat. The court does find you guity of brusing Ms. Del Trio's insides, or "Popping that booty" or however you put it. Now Bojack, you ...

Monologue #5
(A Piece Of My Dream)

Taken from Hudson's compelling (stage play) drama entitled, A Piece Of My Dream". Daddy, Sunshine's father, is willing to risk his life again to get enough money for Sunshine to open a movie theatre after being rejected for a loan by a racist banker because he is black.

Monologue #7
(No Harm, No Foul)

Taken from Hudson's outrageous (stage play) comedy entitled, "No Harm, No Foul". A wacho judge is explaining to Bojack the consequences for running from an officer of the law in his court before he sentences him to a plantation for allegedly raping a white woman.

Monologue #25

Taken from Hudson's stage play/radio drama entitled, "Severance". It is the story of how a severance plan offered to civil servants could possibly eliminate an entire city agency and the devastating effects it will have on the lives of civil servants, their families, and New York City services.

Monologue # 27

Taken from Hudson's television pilot entitled, "Buckwild".  NOTE: "The author has chosen not to reveal the plot in Buckwild".

This scene is call, "Shakespeare in the Hood" where a gay director is rehearsing the cast for a dance routine.

(Standing in the middle of the living room speaking to MAMA and SUNSHINE as they sit on the sofa) See this house here? It ain't much, but I almost died for it. Right before you were born, there was a robbery. The robbers hid the money in the lake in waterproof bags. They knew the money would be safe there because no one would ever survive the snakes in that lake. One morning, I went to that lake with the same determination to buy my family a home. I dove into the lake, and I was covered all over with snakes ...

(JUDGE moves from behind the bench and walks around) What we have here is what we call a runner. We just kan't have no runners in this town unless you're running track. Now! It is up to the court to make sure that you don't run anymore. (Moves back to the bench) The court has decided that you will be charged as such: breaking and entering ... (All take a deep breath) Not guilty, (All sigh in relief) for lack of evidence. Stealing ... (All take a deep breath) Not guilty, (All sigh in relief) for lack of evidence. Now, since you admitted that you did run from an officer of the law, the court has no choice but ...

(MS. SUPER gives MS. WORKMAN the severance package. She takes it and runs off S/R, crying. They all watch her in shock. The narrator enters D/S right, laughing. Mr. Labor sits on box C/S and returns to his work)

NARRATOR:  Ha, ha, ha, haaa, Don't you just love it? One down and a few to go. Can you imagine the nerve of her? She asked how she could take care of her children. Well! Now that she has no job, she ownes no taxes. And listen to this; this is really a good one. We are going to deny her tax relief and I'll tell you why. Our logic for denying tax relief to poor families with children is that since they owe no taxes, they are not entitled to a tax credit. (She laughs) Oh! I must go! There's more firing -- I mean work ---to be don. (She exits S/R)

(The director enters S/R wearing a beret, sunglasses, knickers, an unbutton shirt, and a scarf, a cigarette in a long cigarette holder. He is flaming gay) Okay, everybody, let's go! Break time is over! Now get up off your Fannies and let's get to work. You can not get to Broadway by sitting on your Fannies. Now let's try this dance routine one more time, and dance people--dance! That's why they call it dance. You got to work that body. Like this! (He does a few grinds with his body and screams each time as if he's making love) Hey!!!! Hey!!!! Hey!!!! See that? That's how you get ....

Monologue #23
(Vagabond Love)

Taken from Hudson's two character romantic comedy entitled, "Vagabond Love". It is the story of two homeless people who meet on the mean streets of New York City. They spend the night together, fall in love, and decide to get married the next day until they realize that he is a black man and she is a white woman.

Monologue #31
(The Plaintiff)

Taken from Hudson's feature film entitled, "The Plaintiff".  NOTE: The author has chosen not to reveal the plot in The Plaintiff.

Monologue #14
(Bronx House)

Taken from Hudson's Powerful (stage play) Prison Drama entitled, "Bronx House". Rock, an inmate and vicious murderer and member of the street gang called, "The Black Birds" recites a poem that he wrote called "A Victim of Circumstances".

Monologue #21
(Vagabond Love)

Taken from Hudson's two character romantic comedy entitled, "Vagabond Love". It is the story of two homeless people who meet on the mean streets of New York City. They spend the night together, fall in love, and decide to get married the next day until they realize that he is a black man and she is a white woman.


(She enters S/R pushing her cart, searching through the garbage cans for food, empty cans and bottles) Lord! If I don't find some food real soon, I am going to just roll over and die. (She looks into one of her bags and counts some cans and bottles) One, two, three, four .... eight, nine ... twelve cans? Let's see; five cents times twelve bottles and cans equals ... ah, uh, um ... damn! Man, I cannot even buy a happy meal. (Thinks for a while) Maybe what I need is a good man --- one who will ....

[Bathroom in Crook's Office]

Cut To: (Real-time. Crooks slowly cracks op the door and The Plaintiff burst through from inside the bathroom, knocking Crooks to the floor. Crooks jumps and runs down the hall to his office behind his desk. He throws Sim objects from his desk at the approaching Plaintiff. He realizes that is is cornered. The Plaintiff stands in front of Crook's desk)

INT:  (At Crook's desk)

Cut To:  [Crooks]

Hey! Come on man .... let's talk this over. I don't know who you are or what you want, but listen. In this envelope (He reaches in the top desk, pulls out an envelop and lays it on top of the desk) is on hundred thousand dollars. It's yours. And ... and in that safe over there .....

(Enters and moves D/S center) Inmate number 0...9...0! Locked up on a bum rap ... spending the most productive years of my young life as a con. Should I be here? I think not! So what is a man to do? Allow me to answer that. Man can give up or man can keep up. I choose to keep up, and I do this by means of my poetry. Check this! A poem called, "A Victim of Circumstances":

I am a victim of circumstances,
Born in a world full of greed.
I am a victim of circumstances,
Fighting to be freed.

Politicians are making promises,
People are dying everyday.
Racism is on....

(Lee Willie has cleaned himself up, put on a nice black suit and is nervously waiting in front of City Hall for Abigail so they could get married) Everything is cop-esthetic. She's probably running a little late. You know how women are, this being her big wedding day and all. (He looks at his watch and rubs his forehead) It's on O'clock .. we gon fool round and miss City Hall if she don't hurry up. (He looks around) You know what? I shouda found me one of them white women. She woulda been on time. Yes sir! But them soul sisters (He shakes his head) takes 6 hours to do their hair, three hours to ...