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Theatre Arts: Monologues: Female characters

These monologues are sorted by run time, lowest to highest.

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First Line of Monologue

Character

Run
Time

Title

Author

Call
Number

Place in
Text

There are a couple of cities... (SF 6)

Joanne (20s)

1:00

The Warm Peninsula

Joe Masteroff

812.54 M423w 1988

I

I mean there you… (DPS 66)

Ruby (50s)

1:15

And Things that Go Bump in the Night

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169an 1994

II

Oh, Ronnie, would you… (DPS 25)

Carol (17)

1:15

Lemon Sky

Lanford Wilson

812.54 W749l 1999

I

Hello, all you… (SF 7)

Susan (20s, English)

1:15

Plenty

David Hare

822.914 H274p

I

Hi, Tommy. Remember me? (DPS 44)

Tommy’s old flame (30s)

1:15

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

II

Your father and I… (DPS 14)

Tommy’s Mother (50s)

1:15

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

I

We will continue. (DPS 89)

Ruby (50)

1:45

And Things that Go Bump in the Night

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169an 1994

III

That bitch, Mary… (DPS 15)

Bunny (40)

1:45

Gemini

Albert Innaurato

812.54 I581g

I, 1

Dear Christine, When (SF 8)

Lea (17)

1:45

My Sister in this House

Wendy Kesselman

812.54 K424m 1988

I, 1

Well, are you satisfied (DPS 63)

Isabelle (20s)

1:45

Ring Round the Moon

Jean Anouilh

842.914 A615ri 1980

III, 1

What you never knew… (DPS 20)

Lisa (20s)

1:45

Sherlock’s Last Case

Charles Marowitz

812.54 M356s

I, 2

I like you so much, Sam. (SF 233)

Rose (20)

1:45

Street Scene

Elmer Rice

812.52 R495s 1956

III

I’m the Captain’s… (DPS 15)

Lidia (18)

1:45

Titanic

Christopher Durang

812.54 D949t

Sc. 1

What can we do… (SF 61)

Sonia (30)

1:45

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov

891.723 C515u 2008

IV

I’d like to ask Tommy… (DPS 46)

Nedda (20’s)

1:45

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

Terrence McNally

812.54 M169w 2000

II

You may think it's... (SF 28)

Rose (20's)

1:45

The Woolgatherer

William Mastrosimone

812.54 M4239w 1986

I

I know I'm a boy ... (DPS 36)

Daisy (17)

2:00

Baby with the Bathwater

Christopher Durang

812.54 D949l 1989

II, 4

Bo come in one… (DPS 34)

Cherie (20, Southern)

2:00

Bus Stop

William Inge

812.54 I45b 1984

II

Oh-Hiii, era Carp. (SF 46)

Vera (Middle-aged)

2:00

Greater Tuna

Williams, Sears, Howard

812.54 W724g 1983

II

I’m so wound up… (DPS 11)

Isabel (20s, Southern)

2:00

Period of Adjustment

Tennessee Williams

812.54 W727p 1962

I

There is nothing worse… (SF 37)

Elana (27)

2:00

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov

891.723 C515u 2008

III

They say all brides are… (SF 5)

Ruth (20’s)

2:00

The Warm Peninsula

Joe Masteroff

812.54 M423w 1988

I

Bessie, don’t (DPS 47)

Elizabeth (24, Texan)

2:15

1918

Horton Foote

812.54 F688n 1987

sc. 2

I used to be (DPS 37)

Sally (20s)

2:15

My Life

Corinne Jacker

812.54 J123m

II

I know, but I have been… (DPS 71)

Morgan (17, Welsh)

2:30

The Corn is Green

Emlyn Williams

822.912 W722c 1972

III

Why do you say you kiss the ground… (SF 59)

Nina (20s)

2:30

The Sea Gull

Anton Chekhov

891.723 C515s 2002

IV

No. I don’t have to… (DPS 42)

Arlie (20s)

2:45

Getting Out

Marsha Norman

812.54 N843g 1979

II