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Female Shakespeare Monologues

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List of the best female Shakespeare monologues

This is a list of the best female Shakespeare monologues. It is always a great idea to have a few Shakespeare monologues up your sleeve for auditions. When working on a Shakespeare monologue you have to be a detective, there is so much to uncover and play with, so look up unfamiliar words, read the play and try to understand the meaning and intentions behind the speech. This list of best female Shakespeare monologues is fantastic for finding audition pieces.

When auditioning, always choose a piece you connect with and feel comfortable performing. Don’t be too ambitious or outlandish. Keep it simple and don’t try to show every last bit of acting ability.

All's Well That Ends Well (Act 3 Scene 2)
Antony & Cleopatra (Act 4 Scene 15)
As You Like It (Act 3 Scene 5 )
As You Like It (Act 3 Scene 5 )
The Comedy of Errors (Act 3 Scene 2 )
Cymbeline (Act 3 Scene 6)
Hamlet (Act 3 Scene 1)
Henry IV, Part One (Act 2 Scene 3)
Henry VI, Part One (Act 5 Scene 4)
Henry VI, Part Three (Act 1 Scene 4)
Julius Caesar (Act 2 Scene 1)
King John (Act 3 Scene 4)
Macbeth (Act 1 Scene 7)
Measure for Measure (Act 2 Scene 4)
The Merchant of Venice (Act 3 Scene 2)
The Merchant of Venice (Act 4 Scene 1)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 1 Scene 1)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 2 Scene 1)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 3 Scene 2)
Much Ado About Nothing (Act 4 Scene 1)
Othello (Act 4 Scene 3)
Richard III (Act 1 Scene 2)
Romeo and Juliet (Act 2 Scene 2)
Romeo an Juliet (Act 3 Scene 2)
The Taming of the Shrew (Act 5 Scene 2)
Titus Andronicus (Act 2 Scene 3)
Twelfth Night (Act 2 Scene 2)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act 1 Scene 2)
The Winter's Tale (Act 3 Scene 2)
The Winter's Tale (Act 3 Scene 2)

If you need more help rehearsing your monologue we discuss it further in how to rehearse a monologue. If you have any other suggestions for monologues let us know in a comment below. We want to make this the most comprehensive female monologue list possible so do get in touch.

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3 responses to “Female Shakespeare Monologues”

  1. Tarolyn Fulkerson says:

    Mr. Campbell,

    I wonder if you could reply to my request? I am auditioning for the Milwaukee Theater for Performing Arts, and they asked that I audition with a Shakespeare piece, one that is not overdone. A director told me that Constance from King John is a strong piece. It looks like that might be done a lot..do you have any suggestions? I can do drama or comedy and am 45 years old.

    Thank you,

    • Samuel says:

      Hey Tarolyn,

      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Do what ever you are comfortable with. If you can make a well known one fresh and original then that’s great!

  2. Janice says:

    This was so helpful with my Drama assignment! Thank you so much for the ideas, and keep up the great work.

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