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8 Strong Female Monologues from Shakespeare

Are you an actress looking strong female Shakespeare monologues?  We’ve listed 8 Strong Female Monologues from Shakespeare for your next theatre audition. Enjoy!

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1. Antony and Cleopatra

Character: CLEOPATRA

Location: Act IV, sc. 15

Genre: Drama

First line: No more, but e’en a woman, and commanded By such poor passion as the maid that milks And does the meanest chares.

2. Antony and Cleopatra

Character: CLEOPATRA

Location: Act V, sc. 11

Genre: Drama

First line: Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me:

3. Hamlet

Character: OPHELIA

Location: Act III, sc. 1

Genre: Drama

First line: O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!

4. Julius Caesar

CharacterPORTIA

Location: Act II, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

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

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5. King Lear

CharacterCORDELIA

Location: Act I, sc. 1

Genre: Tragedy

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

6. Romeo and Juliet

CharacterJULIET

Location: Act III, sc. 2

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!

7. Othello

CharacterDESDEMONA

Location: Act I, sc. 3

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: That I did love the Moor to live with him, My downright violence and storm of fortunes May trumpet to the world:

8. Othello

CharacterDESDEMONA

Location: Act III, sc. 3

Genre: Tragedy

First Line: Why, then, to-morrow night; or Tuesday morn;

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