1-Sentence Summary: Aboard a boat bound for Albany, NY, Eliza, a southern actress, barges into a storage room occupied by a family of English immigrants, introduces herself, performs a Shakespeare monologue melodramatically, and then exits quickly insulting the "powerful aroma" in their cabin.
Appreciated: The physical comedy of Eliza as she exacts a scene of grieving from Shakespeare's Cymbeline on the father of the English family, who she has cast in the role of headless corpse. She manhandles the father as if he is a corpse during the scene. The total innaproprateness and intrusiveness of her behavior is awesome. She is the epitome of self-involved. Her insult to the family who she surmises "must be farmers" because their cabin smells like "a beast of the field which has sadly passed away."
Character's Age is 20's but could be any age really for purpose of audition.
Character's gender is female.
Character's name is Eliza
Character's dialect is southern.
Monologue genre is comedic
Monologue is potentially hilarious if played right.
Monologue is from the play "Heading West" by Phillip Goulding
Find this monologue on page 49 of "Audition Book Vol 4: 222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes and Under"
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)