Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Anne of Green Gables Monologues

Here are two monologues adapted from the Kevin Sullivan Productions movie Anne of Green Gables.  Anne is roughly 11 years old.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Riding home to Green Gables for her first time with Mathew

ANNE:
Oh, I know you and I are going to get along just fine, Mr. Cuthbert. I love this place already. I always heard that Prince Edward Island was the most beautiful place in Canada, and I used to imagine I was living here. This is the first dream that has ever come true for me. It's always been one of my dreams to live by the sea. These red roads are so peculiar. When we got into the train at Charlottetown and the red roads began to flash past, I asked Mrs. Spencer what made them red, and she said she didn't know and pity's sake not to ask her anymore questions. Dreams don't often come true, do they Mr. Cuthbert? Just now, I feel pretty nearly perfectly happy. I can't feel exactly perfectly happy because, what color would you call this?
Red. That's why I can't ever be perfectly happy. I know I'm skinny and a little freckled and my eyes are green. I can imagine I have a beautiful rose-leaf complexion and lovely, starry violet eyes, but I cannot imagine my red hair away. It'll be my life-long sorrow.

 

 

 

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Apology to Diana’s Aunt Josephine for jumping on her in bed
 
ANNE: I’m Anne of Green Gables and I've come to confess.  It was all my doing, Miss Barry. Diana would never think of such a thing as racing to a bed and jumping on it. She's far too lady-like, whereas I am merely an orphan who doesn't know any better. So I think you ought to forgive Diana and let her have her music lessons back.
I don't know what it's like to be wakened from the few hours of precious sleep granted an old woman in a strange bed by two ferocious, wild girls landing on her head, but I can imagine it must have been terrifying in the extreme. And if you had any imagination you could have put yourself in our place.
Don't you have any imagination, Miss Barry?
Well, we honestly didn't know you were in there, and you scared us half to death. You should just imagine how exciting it was going to be for me to sleep in a spare bedroom, reserved for important company such as yourself. As it was, I had to sleep with Minnie May, and you don't know how she kicks. Mine was the sleep of the bitterly disappointed, Miss Barry. I was forced to lie awake all night with the knowledge that I had cost Diana her career as a world famous concert pianist.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting these! My daughter, who will be 8 in May, recently watched the Anne movies with me and has expressed an interested in doing a monologue at our town's Music Festival for their solo speech category and she just fell in love with the monologue apologizing to Aunt Josephine.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it! The Aunt Josephine scene has always been one of my favorites. I bet your daughter will do a great job with it.

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