“When I was at home I was in a better place” – Touchstone, As You Like It

Over a course of 16 weeks, our actors performed their favourite Shakespeare monologue from the comforts of their home! Check out the various monologues on our Facebook page. Remember to also check out our Ode to Shakespeare, as we countdown our past 10 Shakespeare in the Park performances since 1997!

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #1

Daniel Jenkins reprises his role as Iago from Shakespeare in the Park – Othello (2013).
Iago schemes against Othello to bring about his downfall, pitting Desdemona against the moor.

Click here for Iago’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #2

Thomas Pang reprises his role as Romeo from Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet (2016).
In this iconic monologue, Romeo marvels at Juliet’s beauty as he looks upon her on her balcony.

Click here for Romeo’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #3

Jo Kukathas reprises her role as Julius Caesar from Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar (2018).
Caesar remains resolute in her principles and refuses to be persuaded by flattery. Principled? Or Just plain stubborn?

Click here for Caesar’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #4

Zura Johnson reprises her role as Emilia from Shakespeare in the Park – Othello (2013).
Could Emilia actually be a modern day feminist? Emilia reminds Desdemona that men need to treat their wives better.

Click here for Emilia’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #5

Julie Wee reprises her role as Cassius from Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar (2018).
Cassius reminds Brutus that “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

Click here for Cassius’ monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #6

Shane Mardjuki reprises her role as Orsino from Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night (2012).
These are the opening lines to the play, as Orsino reminds us that music is the food of love!

Click here for Orsino’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #7

Cheryl Tan reprises her role as Juliet from Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet (2016).
Perhaps one of Shakespeare’s most iconic lines, Juliet pines for her lover and asks what’s in a name?!

Click here for Juliet’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #8

Ghafir Akbar reprises his role as Brutus from Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar (2018).
Brutus convinces himself that Caesar is a serpent’s egg that must be destroyed before it becomes a threat!

Click here for Brutus’ monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #9

Andy Tear reprises his role as the Porter from Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth (2011).
Could Shakespeare have been the one who originated knock knock jokes? Check out this comical monologue to find out.

Click here for the Porter’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #10

Andy Hockley reprises his role as Bottom from Shakespeare in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007).
One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedy – Bottom wakes from his slumber and shares his dream with us.

Click here for Bottom’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #11

Adrian Pang reprises his role as Hamlet from Shakespeare in the Park – Hamlet (1997).
Hamlet laments that he has lost his mirth, and he doesn't know why - a feeling that many of us might very well be feeling during these uncertain times.

Click here for Hamlet’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #12

Remesh Panicker reprises his role as Shylock from Shakespeare in the Park – The Merchant of Venice (2014).
Shylock appeals that a Jew is no different from a Christian. But ends off with a pledge to outdo the evil that has been done to him.

Click here for Shylock’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #13

Daniel Jenkins reprises his role as Malvolio from Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night (2012).
Malvolio receives a letter. But from whom? And who does M.O.A.I. refer to?!?!

Click here for Shylock’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #14

Julie Wee reprises her role as Portia from Shakespeare in the Park – The Merchant of Venice (2014).
The rich, beautiful and intelligent heroine Portia gives Bassanio a ring as a pledge of her love - but with a warning.

Click here for Portia’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #15

Shane Mardjuki reprises his role as Trinculo from Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest (2015).
Poor Trinculo was caught in the storm without shelter. Would you have sought for refuge with Caliban if you were him?

Click here for Trinculo’s monologue.

Stay at Home with Shakespeare #16

Thomas Pang takes on the role of Henry VI from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI.
Henry VI is a helpless spectator overlooking a battle. 

Click here for Henry VI’s monologue.


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