5 Shakespearean Acting Monologues for Women

A short mix of comedic and dramatic Shakespearean actress monologues for your upcoming audition or casting call for agents and casting directors.

1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Character: HELENA

Location: Act III, sc. 2

Genre: Comedy

First line: O spite! O hell! I see you all are bent

….more monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2. Two Gentleman of Verona

Character: SILVIA

Location: Act IV, sc. 3

Genre: Comedy

First Line: O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman–

…more monologues from Two Gentleman of Verona

3. Julius Caesar

Character: PORTIA

Location: Act II, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: Nor for yours neither. You’ve ungently, Brutus, Stole from my bed:

…more monologues from Julius Caesar

4. King Lear

Character: CORDELIA

Location: Act I, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth:

…more monologues from King Lear

5. Henry IV

Character: LADY PERCY

Location: Act II, sc. 3

Genre: Historical

First Line: O, my good lord, why are you thus alone?

…more monologues from Henry IV

If you are looking for more Shakespeare monologues, we invite you to have a look at our monologue section where you will find more Shakespeare plays and character monologues you can explore.

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