Shakespeare Monologues for Teenagers
Here are some of the best Shakespeare monologues for teenagers from Shakespeare's tragedies, dramas, historical plays and comedies. These Shakespeare monologues for teenagers range from sad monologues to descriptive monologues, dramatic, love monologues and funny Shakespeare monologues.
1) Helena laments Bertram leaving for France
A monologue from the Play "All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare

Helena is a young girl whose father has just passed away has is now the protege of the Countess of Rousillon. She is also madly in love with the Countess' son, Bertram, who is about to leave for France to attend the king who is dying. In this monologue Helena laments Bertram leaving for France.

2) Helena confessed her love for Bertram
A monologue from the Play "All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare

Helena confesses to the Countess that she is in love with her son.

3) Orlando laments the way he is treated by his older brother
A monologue from the Play "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare

Orlando's father has recently died, leaving most of his fortune to his older brother Oliver with the idea that he would have provided for Orlando and his younger brother. Orlando, however, feels mistreated by Oliver and in this monologue he laments the way he is treated.

4) A messenger describes Talbot's battle against the French
A monologue from the Play "Henry VI Part 1" by William Shakespeare

A messenger describes Talbot's courage in the battle against the French and how he lost only because one of his generals deserted him.

5) Joan of Arc tries to convince Burgundy to fight for the French
A monologue from the Play "Henry VI Part 1" by William Shakespeare

In the Hundred Years War England faces the French, led by Kind Charles and teenager Joan of Arc. Burgundy is a French lord who is fighting for the English. In this monologue, Joan of Arc tries to persuade him to fight for his countrymen.

6) Joan of Arc pleads for her life
A monologue from the Play "Henry VI Part 1" by William Shakespeare

After being captures by the English, Joan of Arc pleads for her life, telling the English how she was guided by God to fight for her country.

7) Young Clifford cries over his father's body
A monologue from the Play "Henry VI Part 2" by William Shakespeare

In Henry VI a revolt is organized against King Henry VI, organized by the Duke of York, who claims to be the rightful heir to the throne. In a battle, the Duke of York kills Clifford, an English lord. In this monologue, his young son cries over his father's body.

8) Richard praises his father's courage in the battle
A monologue from the Play "Henry VI Part 3" by William Shakespeare

After a bloody battle against the King Henry VI's army, the army of the Duke of York is defeated. Richard is York's son and even if he doesn't know if his father is still alive, in this monologue he praises him for his courage.

9) Lucentio is excited to arrive in Padua
A monologue from the Play "Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare

Lucentio is a young student that goes to Padua to study at the university. Here we are in the beginning of the play and in this monologue, the teenager expresses his excitement of having arrived in Padua.

10) Paulina scolds the king for causing the queen's death
A monologue from the Play "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare

Paulina is Hermione's servant. Hermione, the queen of Sicily and king Leonte's wife, is accused by her husband of cheating on him. In this monologue she tells the king how the queen died because of a broken heart caused by her son's death.

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