Classic Female Monologues

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Clarissa Saunders

Film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Author Sidney  Buchman
Role Clarissa  Saunders
Actor Jean  Arthur

The Lion in Winter, Queen Eleanor

Film The Lion in Winter
Play The Lion in Winter
Author James  Goldman
Role Queen Eleanor  
Actor Katharine  Hepburn

The Seagull, Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya

Play The Seagull
Author Anton Chekhov
Role Nina Mikhailovna  Zarechnaya

Uncle Vanya, Sonya

Film Uncle Vanya
Play Uncle Vanya
Author Anton Chekhov
Role Sonya 
Actor Joan  Plowright

Hamlet, Ophelia

Film Hamlet
Play Hamlet
Author William Shakespeare
Role Ophelia 
Actor Kate Winslet

Cymbeline, Queen

Play Cymbeline
Author William Shakespeare
Role Queen 

The Comedy of Errors, Adriana

Play The Comedy of Errors
Author William Shakespeare
Role Adriana 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Titania

Film A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play A Midsummer Night's Dream
Author William Shakespeare
Role Titania 
Actor Michelle  Pfeiffer

Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, Olivia

Film Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
Play Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
Author William Shakespeare
Role Olivia 
Actor Helena Bonham Carter

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Maggie Pollitt

Film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Author Tennessee Williams
Role Margaret "Maggie the Cat"  Pollitt
Actor Elizabeth Taylor

Othello, Desdemona

Film Othello
Play Othello
Author William  Shakespeare
Role Desdemona 
Actor Irène  Jacob

Antony and Cleopatra, Cleopatra

Film Antony and Cleopatra
Play Antony and Cleopatra
Author William Shakespeare
Role Cleopatra 
Actor Hildegarde Neal

The Taming of the Shrew, Kate

Film The Taming of the Shrew
Play The Taming of the Shrew
Author William Shakespeare
Role Kate 
Actor Elizabeth Taylor

Love's Labour's Lost, Princess of France

Film Love's Labour's Lost
Play Love's Labour's Lost
Author William Shakespeare
Role Princess of France 
Actor Alicia Silverstone

Phaedra, Phaedra

Play Phaedra
Author Jean  Racine
Role Phaedra 
Actor Helen Mirren