Friday, December 18, 2015

Shakespearean Santa funny comedy duologue for 2 actors

"Shakespearean Santa" by D. M. Larson
Duologue for 2 Actors

 SANTA
 I am Santa who is as merry as the day is long. Friends, Elves, reindeer, lend me your ears: I come to save Christma, not to miss it. A reindeer, a reindeer my kingdom for a reindeer! 

 (SANTA looks around) 

 SANTA (continued)
Rudolf! Rudolf! Wherefore art thou Rudolf? I am round like the moon and your nose is bright as the sun. 

 RUDOLF 
To be a reindeer or not to be a reindeer - that is the question. 

 SANTA 
Is that a red nose I see before me? 

 (RUDOLF tries to hide his nose) 

 RUDOLF 
Out out red nose! 

 SANTA 
Now is the winter of our discontent. Rough winds do shake the darling icicles of December and winter’s lease hath all too long a date. A storm blinds us to the world around us and I have but one wish - for you to guide my sleigh tonight.

RUDOLF 
Alas I am but one reindeer. 

 SANTA 
 This is your moment rudolf - there comes a moment in everyone’s lives where they have a chance to make a difference. 

 RUDOLF 
 Alas I am but a freak - a monster! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor reindeer, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. 

 SANTA 
This above all: to thine own self be true. 

 RUDOLF 
What’s in a nose? A nose by any name would smell as well. 

SANTA 
To thine own self be true. 

 RUDOLF 
All that glisters is not gold. 

 SANTA 
You are a reindeer - a special reindeer - We know what we are, but know not what we may be. 

RUDOLF 
Then why would they not let me play any reindeer games and why would they call me names 

SANTA 
If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you give us cookies do we not eat? 

 RUDOLF 
My nose is one that glowed not wisely but too well. 

 SANTA 
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Help us and You will go down in history. 

 RUDOLF 
Though this be madness, there is method in it. 

 SANTA 
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and my tummy is rounded with a snack. 

 RUDOLF 
Then we shall fly and save Christmas. 

(RUDOLF and SANTA do a high five and leave determined) 

 END OF PLAY

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