Submission Title

Monologue from King Henry VI, Part 2 (Act II, Scene IV)

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

Subject Area

Theatre Arts

Description

I will be performing Eleanor's monologue from King Henry VI Part 2, Act II, Scene IV, by William Shakespeare.

Eleanor is the wife of Duke Humphrey of Gloucester and she wishes to be Queen of England. Humphrey is temporarily ruling England since the son of Henry VI is too young to run the government. Eleanor wants Humphrey to become King himself some day. She then learns a spell/a curse from witches and tries to make that really happen. After getting caught, she is punished to parade through the street dressed in a white sheet, barefoot, and papers pinned to her back on which her crimes are written for all to read. It is such a shame for her to walk down the street because she used to have a ride, and the crowds who are surrounding and humiliating her used to be people under Eleanor's command. Humphrey arrives to watch Eleanor being punished and never tries to help her out. She then is permitted to speak with him briefly.

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Monologue from King Henry VI, Part 2 (Act II, Scene IV)

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

I will be performing Eleanor's monologue from King Henry VI Part 2, Act II, Scene IV, by William Shakespeare.

Eleanor is the wife of Duke Humphrey of Gloucester and she wishes to be Queen of England. Humphrey is temporarily ruling England since the son of Henry VI is too young to run the government. Eleanor wants Humphrey to become King himself some day. She then learns a spell/a curse from witches and tries to make that really happen. After getting caught, she is punished to parade through the street dressed in a white sheet, barefoot, and papers pinned to her back on which her crimes are written for all to read. It is such a shame for her to walk down the street because she used to have a ride, and the crowds who are surrounding and humiliating her used to be people under Eleanor's command. Humphrey arrives to watch Eleanor being punished and never tries to help her out. She then is permitted to speak with him briefly.