Vote for William Shakespeare’s greatest speech

It has been six years since we have challenged our panel of experts – Jenn Larsen, Chris Henley, Gail Kearn Paster, Akiva Fox, Cam Magee and Tim Treanor – to name the best Shakespearean monologue.

Reduced Shakespeare Company: Austin Tichenor, Reed Martin, and Teddy Spencer

Since it has proven to be a favorite among our visitors every year since 2010, we thought it would be fun to see what our readers choose in 2016.

Here are the full texts along with each panelist’s defense of their selection. 

Now cast your vote. by clicking the button above your choice.

Which is William Shakespeare's greatest speech?

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Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.



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