'Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more . . .'
From the universally celebrated to the less well-known, the tragic to the comic, the witty to the wise, the words that Shakespeare's characters speak when alone provide some of the most thrilling and memorable moments in the plays.
Michael Kerrigan's unique collection is the first book to bring together the greatest of Shakespeare's soliloquies. This is the ideal volume for lovers of Shakespeare everywhere, showing his poetic genius in all its range and richness.