In this category, you will have the length of a full TikTok video (roughly 1 minute) to recite as much of the longest soliloquy in the play as you can! Be quick, but also make sure you can be heard/understood. Don't worry if you can't get through all of it. Just do your best, and have fun! The Soliloquy is below. Duet the "Speedy Soliloquy" video on TikTok through @itheatreoftexas to post your submission!
I do much wonder that one man, seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviors to love, will, after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by failing in love: and such a man is Claudio. I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife; and now had he rather hear the tabour and the pipe: I have known when he would have walked ten mile a-foot to see a good armour; and now will he lie ten nights awake,
carving the fashion of a new doublet. He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier; and now is he turned orthography; his words are a very fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes. May I be so converted and see with these eyes? I cannot tell; I think not: I will not
be sworn, but love may transform me to an oyster; but I'll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster
of me, he shall never make me such a fool. One woman is fair, yet I am well; another is wise, yet I am
well; another virtuous, yet I am well; but till all
graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace. Rich she shall be, that's certain; wise,
or I'll none; virtuous, or I'll never cheapen her; fair, or I'll never look on her; mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel; of good discourse, an excellent musician, and her hair shall
be of what colour it please God. Ha! the prince and Monsieur Love! I will hide me in the arbour.
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