British (Wiltshire) accent. Johnny “Rooster” Byron is an outlandish,
START: I’ve seen a lot of strange things in this wood. I seen a plague of frogs. Of bees. Of bats. I seen a rainbow hit the earth and set fire to the ground. I seen the air go still and all sound stop and a golden stag clear this clearing.
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END: I seen first kisses. Last kisses. I seen all the world pass by and go. Laughing. Crying. Talking to themselves. Kicking the bracken. (Beat) Elves and fairies, you say. (Beat) Elves and fairies.
For full monologue please see Butterworth, Jez, Jerusalem, NHB Modern Plays, 2009.
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