Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monologues for Adult ESL Learners to Practice English

Practice your English speaking skills with these monologues. Read the monologue and listen to the video and then perform it on your own.

Read "Hope" at this link: http://freedrama.net/monograce.html

and
listen to the monologue with the video below: https://youtu.be/KOaJyHXZjXY




Read "Flowers from Phil" male monologue http://freedrama.net/monophil.html

and listen to the video below:




Read "Melinda Street" at
https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/08/melinda-street-female-comedy-short.html
and listen to the monologue below:


 


Read "Go Home" at http://freedrama.net/gohome.html
and listen to the monologue below:




Read "A Thing for Nerds" at 

https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-thing-for-nerds-1-minute-version-of.html
and watch the video below:



Read "A Breaking Heart" at

https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-breaking-heart-by-d-m-larson.html
and watch the video below:



Read "Catchick" at

http://freedrama.net/catchick.html
and listen to the video below:



Read "Nervous" at https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/12/nervous-female-monologue-from-upcoming.html and listen to the video below:



 


Read "Pieces of my Heart" at 
https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/09/pieces-of-my-heart-dramatic-monologue.html

Listen to the monologue below:https://youtu.be/6fPQ6F35tns


 


Read "Kill First, Gloat Later" at

http://freedrama.net/killfirst.html

Listen to the video below:




Read "Alien Goo" at

http://freedrama.net/monotouched.html
and listen to the video below:



More short monologues that are easy to read:

"My Mask"
http://www.freedrama.net/mymask.html


"I Hate Buffets"

http://freedrama.net/hatebuffets.html


"If I Let Myself Fall"

http://freedrama.net/ifiletmyselffall.html


"Blood Type"

https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/08/blood-type-comedy-monologue-from-play.html



"Die and Leave Thee”
http://freedrama.net/dieleavethee.html


"Back to Work" 
https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/11/free-short-dramatic-monologue-for-male.html


"Foot Rubs" 

http://freedrama.net/footrubs.html



1 minute comedy monologues for girls funny female kids child young actors humorous acting

"Cassandra" Short Humorous Monologue from Published
Script "The Hysterical History of the Trojan War" ISBN-13: 978-1452871448- FEMALE COMEDY (1 minute) 
https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/08/cassandra-monologue-free-funny-comedy.html



"Bones the Pirate Girl" Comedy monologue - Female from the play "The Princess and the Pirate" ISBN-13: 978-1515169765 
http://freedrama.net/bones.html



"Catchick" - Short Comedic Monologue - Female (30 seconds to 1 minute) from the play "Superhero Support Group" ISBN-13: 978-1540471772
http://freedrama.net/catchick.html



"How to be a Pirate" or "An Orchestra of Stink" - Funny monologue for female - comedy solo stage script from the play "The Pirate and the Princess” ISBN-13: 978-1515169765

http://freedrama.net/howtobeapirate.html

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Here we live in harmony. No one controls the Moon. We share and live together as one people, the people of Earth.

“THE WORLD IS ON FIRE”
by D. M. Larson
Copyright (c) 2017

The world is on fire and we watch it burn from the tranquility of our lunar landscape. The calm of the dusty darkness is something the Earth has never known. We live here, embraced by the Moon, tucked away in the tunnels of her heart.


Greed evolved into unrest on the planet below. We escaped the politics of profit here on the Moon. We are united for survival, working together for the greater good. No weapons; only words and work. On Earth, they have too much free time to make problems, problems that have led to this: the burning.


From the ashes, will they rise again a better people? Will they touch the fire and learn from the pain, or keep wandering lost in clouds of ignorance?


They say we gave up so much to live here, but instead we gained everything. I am happy I dedicated my life to living in this outpost of humanity. Our children will never know the pain and suffering of Earth. They will never know the high price of profit. We have a mission to focus on. The people of Earth need a mission too. One that will guide them and lead them from the chaos.


But I shouldn’t be too critical of our home planet. The Earth sacrificed for us and gave us the best it had to offer. We have everything we need to survive and flourish on this distant outpost, because our people wanted to give us the best chance at survival in this unforgiving environment. Yet, the Moon has been forgiving of the mistakes we made below and gave us best lives possible, untouched by the catastrophe below.


What if there is nothing left?  I sometimes wonder if that is our purpose here on the Moon. We are preparing, preparing for our return. We will return humanity to Earth, pick up the pieces, and start again. We will survive the destruction and make Earth better. We will be the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of the fire.


THE END


Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Out Out Red Nose" acting monologue Shakespearean Rudolf

"Out Out Red Nose" by D. M. Larson

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

 (RUDOLF tries to hide his nose) 

Out out red nose! 

Alas I am but one reindeer. 

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. 

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

All that glisters is not gold. 

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

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

 END OF MONOLOGUE
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For permission to use this play, contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Shakespearean Santa" in the request)



Shakespearean Santa comedy monologue for male actor

"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 Christmas, 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.  Is that a red nose I see before me?  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. This is your moment, Rudolf - there comes a moment in everyone’s lives where they have a chance to make a difference. This above all: to thine own self be true. You are a reindeer - a special reindeer - We know what we are, but know not what we may be. 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? Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Help us and you will go down in history. 


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Holka Polka Part 14 funny fairy tale mystery comedy stage play script

SNORZ
I need my wand.

SPLENDA
We'll be watching you close.

(SPLENDA gives him his wand and stands behind him with her wand to his back)

SNORZ
Awake!

                        (PRINCE yawns and sits up and stretches)

WOLF
That was easy.

SNORZ
I just make it look easy.

(SPLENDA snatches away his wand)

PRINCE
What a good nap. I hope I don't have bed head.

CINDY
You look great.

PRINCE
Don't I always?
                        (Looks around)
Why was I sleeping out here?

FGM
Please, my Prince. Order these witches and rabble arrested.

PRINCE
What for? What did they do?

HUMPTY
Nothing. She's the real culprit.

PRINCE
Humpty?

HUMPTY
Humphrey, actually. Detective. The King and Queen hired me to find out who put a sleeping spell.

PRINCE
Sleeping spell. So that explains why I feel so rested.

FGM
See, he feels good. No harm. No foul.

PRINCE
What are you talking about?

BRENDA
She's the one who put the sleeping spell on you.

PRINCE
You did? I thought you were supposed to do nice things.

FGM
I did it for your own good. I only did it to teach a lesson about controlling your vanity.

HUMPTY
Likely story.

PRINCE
Vain? I'm not vain.

                        (PRINCE looks at himself in his mirror and falls asleep)

CINDY
Oh, no!

BRENDA
You mean the spell isn't broken.

FGM
I guess not.

SNORZ
I'm afraid that part is permanent.

CINDY
He can never look in a mirror again?

SNORZ
Not without falling asleep.
                        (SPLENDA gives him his wand)
Awake!
                        (SPLENDA takes wand back)

PRINCE
I've learned my lesson... please... How can I do anything without my mirrors? How can I do my hair, how can check my teeth for any imperfections?

FGM
You can have your servants do it for you, as usual.

PRINCE
True, but the thought of never seeing myself again! Please, reverse the spell. All will be made right and you can go free.

FGM
Really?

HUMPTY
Sorry, but I'm taking them in. I'm afraid her plan went way deeper. She had bigger eggs to fry. The sleeping spell was only the Easter coloring on a much more rotten egg.

                        (GUARDS enter and HUMPTY points at FGM and SNORZ)

FGM
Please, Prince. Don't let them do this to me.

PRINCE
Can you reverse the sleeping spell?

SNORZ
Nope.

PRINCE
Then take them away.

                        (GUARDS take FGM and SNORZ away)

BRENDA
I will do my best to find a way to reverse that sleeping spell.

CINDY
Meanwhile, have I got the perfect mirror for you.

PRINCE
You think you have a mirror that will work?

BRENDA
Right. The trick mirror your sisters gave you. It might since it's enchanted. And if it doesn't work, you know where those fairy godparents will be if he falls asleep again.

HUMPTY
Doing dungeon duty.

CINDY
Could you perhaps escort me home, Prince?

PRINCE
I would be delighting.

CINDY
Delighted?
                        (She smiles and giggles)

PRINCE
Farewell, good people and thank you for your assistance.
                       (CINDY exits with PRINCE)

WOLF
She could do better.

CINDY (off)
Come on, Mr. Fuzzy.

WOLF
Coming. Bye, all.
                        (WOLF exits)

BRENDA
And thanks for your help, Detective Dumpty.

HUMPTY
It was a hard shell to crack, but I managed to scramble up enough evidence to poach me some crooks.

BRENDA
Couldn't resist, could you? Ready mother?

SPLENDA
Ready. You did a Splendid job, dear. You made me proud.

BRENDA
Thanks, mom. Shall we walk home?

SPLENDA
Why not?
(BRENDA and SPLENDA exit. HUMPTY steps up. Lights very slowly fade during following until there is only a spotlight on HUMPTY)

HUMPTY
It was dark and stormy night in fairyland. A night just perfect for witches. With fairy godmother in the clink, I began to wonder if we were ready for a world turned topsy-turvy. Sweet witches and friendly wolves. Wise wizards and princesses with pig noses. It's a world gone mad but somehow things are looking sunny-side up and we may find some kind of happily ever after in fairytale land.

(Detective type music plays as HUMPTY walks out of the spotlight. Lights fade to black)

Holka Polka Part 13 funny fairy tale mystery comedy stage play script

 (Pulls out her wand but SPLENDA enters with music and lights)

SPLENDA
Wand!
                        (FGM's wand flies out of her hand)
Splendid.

FGM
How dare you!

BRENDA
Mother!

SPLENDA
I came as soon as your sweetest dropped too far. What's going on here?

FGM
She was trying to escape trial.

BRENDA
It wasn't a fair trial at all.

SNORZ
I would have to agree. Wands!
                        (Zaps SPLENDA and BRENDA's wands away)
But I'm not sure I care.
                        (Everyone's feet are unfrozen. EZI, DEZI, PINOCCHIO, GUARDS run)

SPLENDA
What's going on?

BRENDA
I think I know. You're in with the Fairy Godmother aren't you?

FGM
You only thought he was a wizard. He's really...

SNORZ
The Fairy Godfather.

BRENDA
I've heard of him.

SPLENDA
He's pure evil.

BRENDA
So you two are behind the sleeping spell, aren't you?

FGM
Guilty.

SPLENDA
So why did you put the Prince to sleep?

BRENDA
It was all a way to make the witches look bad.

FGM
And it's worked well.

SPLENDA
As soon as everyone knows!

SNORZ
We can't let that happen.

                        (HUMPTY sneaks around and picks up SPLENDA and BRENDA wands)

BRENDA
What about the Prince's hair? What was that for?

SNORZ
To make the spell permanent.

BRENDA
Why could you get the Prince's hair yourself?

FGM
Only one pure of heart can cut it for it to work.

SPLENDA
And you're far from it.

BRENDA
So you arranged to have me do the deed.

SNORZ
It was too easy.

BRENDA
And now you'll take away magic from us and keep it all for yourself.

FGM
Smart little girl. Too bad no one is going to find that out.

SNORZ
Shall I... put them to sleep?

FGM
Forever!

(SNORZ gets ready to zap them. HUMPTY rolls in the way, throws wands to SPLENDA and BRENDA and knocks down SNORZ)

HUMPTY
Strike!

SPLENDA
Wand!

                        (SNORZ's wand flies away)

HUMPTY
Hold it right there, wizard.

BRENDA
Fairy Godmother is getting away!

                        (SPLENDA waves her wand)

SPLENDA
Trip!

                        (FGM trips and falls. BRENDA grabs her)

FGM
That wasn't very nice.

SPLENDA
But you made a splendid crash.

FGM
Witch.

SPLENDA
Fairy.

HUMPTY
Ladies, please.

BRENDA
So who are you?

HUMPTY
Humphrey Dumpty, Private Egg. Hard-boiled detective.

BRENDA
So you were just pretending to be Humpty?

HUMPTY
I can appear soft-boiled when I want to. I was pretending to be a disgruntled servant to get in with Pinocchio who seems the most guilty but then he let me to the real brains of the operation. The fairy godparents. Let's take these two to the dungeon.

BRENDA
Wait. We need their help to wake the prince.

SPLENDA
I'll get him.

(SPLENDA waves her wand and PRINCE comes rolling in. He's covered with branches and leaves from being pushed down the hill and into the forest)

HUMPTY
Looks like he had a rough ride.

                        (CINDY and WOLF return)

CINDY
Is everything okay? My sisters came home squealing and screaming and locked themselves in their towers.

WOLF
And Pinocchio planted himself in the forest and is pretending to be a tree. I had to see what was up.

BRENDA
I think we have everything under control. We just need to convince Fairy Godmother and Fairy Godfather to wake the Prince.

CINDY
Fairy Godfather?

WOLF
You're him? The Fairy Godfather? He's bad news. You should have seen what he did to the King's horses... so unless you want me to get all the King's horses over here!

SNORZ
No, no. Not the King's horses.

HUMPTY
They are a tough crowd. I always go to pieces around them.

CINDY
And fairy godmother. You should be ashamed of yourself. You're supposed to be helping people. I should have known you were no good after the way you treated the King's men.

FGM
I don't know what you're talking about.

CINDY
Maybe we should get the King's men and they can tell all about it.

FGM
Not the King's men. Anybody but them.

HUMPTY
So unless you want to have a talk with all the King's horses and all the King's men, I think you need to wake up the Prince again.

FGM
Fine. Go ahead and wake him.


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