Saturday, November 18, 2017

Shakespearean Santa comedy monologue for male actor

"Shakespearean Santa" by D. M. Larson
Monologue version

 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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