Can anyone reccomend a good monologue?I'm looking for a monologue for myself, a sixteen year old female. I'd like the age of the character to be no more than five years older than myself, and the...

Can anyone reccomend a good monologue?

I'm looking for a monologue for myself, a sixteen year old female. I'd like the age of the character to be no more than five years older than myself, and the closer the better.

I'd really prefer something very emotional, rather than comedic. Something that maybe is a little disturbing or twisted. I've found a few, but none that really grab me.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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If you are looking for a monlogue to perform, have you considered the Queen Mab monologue of Mercutio's in Romeo and Juliet's Act I, Scene 4, a speech that illuminates some of the play's key themes such as idealism and cynicism, fantasy and reality, and love and hate.  This clever and delightful speech on the subjects of dreams by Mercutio, who gives vent to his witty skepticism, illustrates vividly the dreamscape that people inhabit as they sleep because of their worldy anxieties and desires. (e.g. Queen Mab runs over "lawyers fingers who dream of their fees.")

Certainly, it seems that this monologue replete with dazzling imagery and lyrical language would lend itself to a dramatic performance, for in addition to his wittiness, it also provides insight into the cynical nature of Mercutio who is usually perceived as more a personage who provides comic relief.  At any rate, there is much room for interpretation of character as well as the import of the words in this monologue.

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