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Shakespeare Monologues (Female)

Antony & Cleopatra, 4.15 (Cleopatra)

CLEO.

No more but e’en a woman, and commanded

As You Like It, 3.5 (Rosalind)

ROS.

And why, I pray you? Who might be your mother,

As You Like It, 5.2 (Rosalind)

ROS.

O, I know where you are. Nay, ’tis true.

Coriolanus, 5.3 (Volumnia)

VOL.

Nay, go not from us thus.

Hamlet, 2.1 (Ophelia)

OPH.

O my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted!

Henry 4.1, 2.3 (Lady Percy)

LADY. P.

O my good lord, why are you thus alone?

Henry 4.2, 2.3 (Lady Percy)

LADY. P.

O my good lord, why are you thus alone?

Henry 5, 2.3 (Hostess Quickly)

HOST.

Nay sure, he’s not in hell; he’s in Arthur’s bosom,

Henry 8, 2.4 (Queen Katherine)

Q. KATH.

Sir, I desire you do me right and justice,

Love's Labour's Lost, 5.2 (Princess)

PRIN.

A time methinks too short

Macbeth, 1.5 (Lady Macbeth)

LADY M.

Reads.

“They met me in the day of success;

Measure for Measure, 2.4 (Isabella)

ISAB.

To whom should I complain? Did I tell this,

Merchant of Venice, 3.2 (Portia)

POR.

Away then! I am lock’d in one of them;

Merchant of Venice, 4.1 (Portia)

POR.

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,

Midsummer Night's Dream, 1.1 (Helena)

HEL.

How happy some o’er other some can be!

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1 (Titania)

TITA.

Set your heart at rest;

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1 (Titania)

TITA.

Then I must be thy lady; but I know

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.2 (Helena)

HEL.

O, I am out of breath in this fond chase!

Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2 (Helena)

HEL.

Lo! she is one of this confederacy.

Much Ado About Nothing 3.1 (Hero)

HERO.

O god of love! I know he doth deserve

Othello, 4.3 (Emilia)

EMIL.

Yes, a dozen; and as many to th’ vantage as would store the world they play’d for.

Richard 3, 1.2 (Lady Anne)

ANNE.

Set down, set down your honorable load,

Richard 3, 4.4 (Queen Margaret)

Q. MAR.

I call’d thee then vain flourish of my fortune;

Romeo & Juliet, 2.2 (Juliet)

JUL.

Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face,

Romeo & Juliet, 2.2 (Juliet)

JUL.

Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face,

Romeo & Juliet, 3.2 (Juliet)

JUL.

Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds,

Romeo & Juliet, 4.3 (Juliet)

JUL.

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.

Taming of the Shrew, 5.2 (Katherina)

KATH.

Fie, fie, unknit that threat’ning unkind brow,

Twelfth Night, 2.2 (Viola)

VIO.

I left no ring with her. What means this lady?

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.4 (Julia)

JUL.

A virtuous gentlewoman, mild and beautiful!

Two Noble Kinsmen, 2.4 (Jailer's Daughter)

DAUGH.

Why should I love this gentleman? ’Tis odds

Two Noble Kinsmen, 2.6 (Jailer's Daughter)

DAUGH.

Let all the dukes and all the devils roar,

Two Noble Kinsmen, 3.2 (Jailer's Daughter)

DAUGH.

He has mistook the brake I meant, is gone

Two Noble Kinsmen, 3.4 (Jailer's Daughter)

DAUGH.

I am very cold, and all the stars are out too,

Winter's Tale, 3.2 (Hermione)

HER.

Since what I am to say must be but that

Winter's Tale, 3.2 (Paulina)

PAUL.

What studied torments, tyrant, hast for me?

 
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