04/02/2012 08:18 am ET

Romeo and Juliet: The Most Overused Monologue Ever?

The words of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" might be some of the most frequently quoted monologues ever, but that doesn't stop them from being magnificent. Case in point: we've rounded up some of YouTube's best theatrical performers. They're passionate, they're endearing, and they're all performing scenes from the same play.

Of course, Shakespeare did pen the play more than 400 years ago and it's since been adapted for film more than a dozen times, inspired around 24 operas and has even been the subject of one improv group's experiment on social media. With such a strong portfolio, is it any wonder that YouTube's budding stars have turned to the historical prose for inspiration?

Is there an underrated monologue you'd rather see young actors dig into? Which YouTube monologue from Romeo and Juliet is your favorite?


YouTube's Best 'Romeo and Juliet' Monologues