Pippin

It's easy from where you stand to judge...

Charlemagne (King Charles)

Pippin

Show
Gender
Male
Age Range
Adult, Mature Adult
Style
Dramatic
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Musical


Monologue Text

It's easy from where you stand to judge the things that I have done. But when I marched the dust of the road was in my nose and when I fought the blood of the enemy was in my eyes. I sank in the mud on the shores of the Volga. I drowned two legions in the Vistula. Why eagles, ospreys, even vultures had a better view. From the heights all things are very clear. Birds float on the wind. But, by God, I blew my breath across a continent and shaped an empire with it. Now if you have no further business with me, go and leave me to my prayers.