Measure for Measure is a complex play. Referred to as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays, as it doesn’t neatly fall into the bracket of Tragedy or Comedy, it offers unique challenges for actors. If you are looking for a monologue from this great, but complex play, we’re here to help.
These are our favourite Measure for Measure monologues for both men and women. I recommend reading as many as you can and then sitting with it for a few days. You want to find a monologue that you connect with and feel you could perform confidently.
Measure for Measure Monologues for Men
Measure for Measure Monologues for Women
Working on your Measure for Measure Monologue
If there are unfamiliar words, or references, look them up. Read the play many times and have an opinion on it. Bring your unique ideas to the monologue. For more on preparing a Shakespeare monologue.