The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines

by  Don Nigro

Monologues, Dramatic Comedy  /  5f

"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A group of five monologues in which Shakespearean women or modern women cast in Shakespearean roles try to come to terms with their identity, their mixed feelings about men, and their place in the world.

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The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines is a group of five monologues in which Shakespearean women or modern women cast in Shakespearean roles try to come to terms with their identity, their mixed feelings about men, and their place in the world. Done separately or together, these monologues offer a funny and compelling investigations into how to survive as a minor character. In Cincinnati & Other Plays.

Contents:
Dead Men's Fingers
Axis Sally
How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?
Notes from the Moated Grange
Full Fathom Five

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Reviews

"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"This is theatre of ideas that assume flesh and blood because the characters are so strong, so indelible and filled with sly humor." - Akron Beacon Journal.

Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    $45 per short play individually

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s, 1970s, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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First produced by the Porthouse Theatre Company in Kent, Ohio in July, 1988. Directed by Marya Bednerik.

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