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Ambermarie-Approved Monologues

I needed to make a shrine for my favourite monologues... so they follow (more are coming soon, believe me...! *G*). A bit of a "warning": 1. For entertainment purposes only... no copyright violation intended. 2. I edited out some lines of other characters to make some work as monologues. 3. Each and every one of these could spoil the plot in some way. So, without further ado...

Fantine's Arrest
From: Les Miserables (Novel) By: Victor Hugo Character: Fantine Genre: Drama Age Range: Looks in early-to-mid 20's (from the book, I've always estimated she's 25 during this scene... of course, I could be totally wrong!)
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: My absolute favourite up here! It's brilliant, read it, read it!

Fantine's Death
From: "The Big LM" By/Character/Genre/Age Range: See above
My Short (I'm sparing you! Opinion: I'm still trying to decide if this works as a monologue or not, but it's BRILLIANT, so it's here. *G*

Eponine's Death
From: Les Miserables (Novel) By: Victor Hugo Character: Eponine Thenardier Genre: Drama Age Range: Looks from mid-to-late-teens (my estimation is 16, again, I could be wrong... *g*)
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: This is brilliant, too. They really should put an unabridged-adaptation-of-novel play together... it'd only be, what, 8 hours long? Hey, I'D BE THERE! *G*

"We're free and clear..."
From: Death of a Salesman (Play) By: Arthur Miller Character: Linda Loman Genre: Drama Age Range: Looks between 40 to 59 (I've estimated about 53, 10 years younger than Willy... again, I could be wrong!)
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Again, it's brilliant! I just love this character in general... every line they have, but I brought it down to just this monologue... for now!

"Attention must be paid!"
From: Death of a Salesman (Play) By: Arthur Miller Character: Linda Loman Genre/Age Range: See above
My short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Okay, so "for now" wasn't very long. Here is, quite possibly, the best monologue in Death of a Salesman. IMO, anyway.

Ophelia's Songs
From: Hamlet (Play) By: William Shakespeare (THE MAN! ;-) ) Character: Ophelia Genre: Drama Age Range: Can go between mid-teens to early-twenties (I'll stop with my exact estimates!)
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Ophelia is quite possibly my favourite Shakespearean character (yeah, I love the insane ones...*g*) Anyway, this is absolutely brilliant, and my favourite scene in Hamlet (BTW--Obviously, I edited out Laertes and the King and Queen's parts, but it works as a monologue.)

Helena's Plan
From: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Play) By: William Shakespeare Character: Helena Genre: Romance Age Range: Late teens to 20's
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: You didn't think I'd EVER get to a lighter piece, did you? *G* But this is absolutely brilliant... go read it!

"No Thank You Note"
From: As Good as it Gets (Film) By: Mard Andrus & James L. Brooks Character: Carol Connely Genre: Comedic Drama Age Range: About 30
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: As Good as it Gets sticks out as my only favourite modern-day film. Brilliant work on study of human personalities and weaknesses... oh, go read the monologue already! *G*

"Dear God, I'm tired."
From: The End of the Affair (Novel) By: Grahame Greene Character: Sarah Miles Genre: Drama Age Range: 30's
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: I read this book within a day. I saw the film twice in one week. That tells ya something, doesn't it? *G*

"Something More Mysterious Than That"
From: The End of the Affair (Film/Cut Scene) By: Neil Jordan Character: Henry Miles Genre: Drama Age Range: 30's
My Short (I'm sparing you! Opinion): WHY DID THEY CUT THIS OUT?! *G* It's absolutely brilliant. (BTW, a great line I cut out to make it work as a monologue: Henry: But you got it all wrong, Bendrix-- Bendrix: I usually do. *heh*) Anyway. This also happens to be the first male monologue on this site.

"I'm afraid to sleep because I'm afraid to dream.">
From: Who Will Carry the Word? (Play) By: Charlotte Delbo Character: Mounette Genre: Drama Age Range: Late teens
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Okay, I admit it: I slacked and got this out of a monologue book. But it's still absolutely brilliant.

"Have pity on me."
From: The Lark (Play) By: Jean Anouilh Character: Joan of Arc Genre: Historical Drama Age Range: Late teens
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Brilliant--it's got all I want in an epic! And, of course, I'd ~love~ to play any historical character, and this one is high on the list.

Joan's History
From: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (Film) By: Andrew Birkin & Luc Besson Character: Joan of Arc Genre: Historical Drama Age Range: Late teens
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Okay. So this one and the one above it are quite alike. But I love them both, so they are both here. *G* Once this film comes out on video, expect one or two more added to this site!

Juliet's Monologue from Act 3 Scene 2
From: Romeo and Juliet (Play) By: William Shakespeare Character: Juliet Capulet Genre: Drama Age Range: Early teens
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: This happens to be the first monologue I've done with more than 2 other people watching me. *heh* Anyway, it's BRILLIANT. Not only is it my favourite monologue in R&J, it's not used as often as the others.

"Prison Forever"
From: Antigone (Play) By: Sophocles Character: Antigone Genre: Drama Age Range: Late teens
My Short (I'm sparing you!) Opinion: Brilliant, people! Made certain that my first voyage into Greek tragedy wouldn't be my last.

More coming! I still haven't gotten to the "I-love-every-single-monolouge-from-Alls-Well-That-Ends-Well" insanity, among other things!