This list of plays and possible monologues comes from the
University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art.
Contemporary Realism (Women)
Maggie from The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer: “How long? Two
Anne from Ashes by David Rudkin: “There were two....(cut interjecting lines)”
Harper from Angels in America I: The Millennium Approaches by Tony
Kushner: “Tell me without”
Miss Julie from Miss Julie by August Strindburg: “You don’t think I can
Patsy from Little Murders by Jules Feiffer: “Honey, I don’t want to hurt you....”
Carol from Oleanna by David Mamet: “For Christ's sake...”
Woman from Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang: “O, it's all such a
Maggie from Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel “When I was sixteen....”
Squeaky Fromme from Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John
Weidman: “I was like you once...”
Eve from Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell: “I knew he'd drive
Abagail from The Crucible by Arthur Miller:
"Why, you taught me goodness,"
Lady Percy from Henry IV Part II, iii: “O my good lord....else he loves me
Isabella from Measure for Measure II, iv: “To whom should I....for his
Helena from A Midsummer Night's Dream I, i: "How happy some..."
Paulina from The Winter's Tale III, ii: "What studied torments..."
Juliet from Romeo and Juliet II, iv: “The clock struck nine.....send thy
Lady Macbeth from Macbeth I, v: “The raven himself is hoarse....to cry,
Juliet from Romeo and Juliet II, iv: "Thou knowest the mast..."
Jailor's Daughter from The Two Noble Kinsmen II, iii: "Why should I...he
shall love me"
Julia from The Two Gentlemen of Verona I, ii: "Nay, would I were...what
Contemporary Realism (Men)
Tuzenbach from The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov: "What is it? It's
Man from Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang: "I was in the
Phil from Boy's Life by Howard Korder: "I would have destroyed
Rick from Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare: "He told me..."
Petie from Love and Anger by George F. Walker: "Your paper is a fascist
Danny from Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley: "I
was at this party..."
Phil from Jitters by David French: "George, take part of my salary..."
Paul from Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare: "The imagination..."
Cosmo from The Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley: "I hate being
Biff from Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller: "Hap, I've had..."
Maniac from Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo: "No wonder
Tom from The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams:
"I’m going to opium dens!"
Young Clifford from Henry VI Part 2 V, ii: "Shame and confusion...those
woes of mine."
Proteus from The Two Gentlemen of Verona II, iv: "Even as one
heat...use my skill"
Ferdinand from The Tempest III, i: 'There be some sports..."
Sebastian from Twelfth Night I, viii: "This is the air...here the lady comes"
Valentine from The Two Gentlemen of Verona III, i: "And why not
Romeo from Romeo and Juliet III, iii: "Tis torture...that word banished"
Romeo from Romeo and Juliet II, ii: "But soft...touch that cheek"
Malcolm from MacBeth IV, iii: "MacDuff this noble passion...why are you
Edmund from King Lear I, ii: "Thou, Nature...stand up for Bastards"