adaptation by Erdman Penner, written by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta, from the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault
Maleficent (Eleanor Audley): Oh come now, prince Phillip. Why so melancholy? A wondrous future lies before you. You, the destined hero of a charming fairy tale come true. Behold, King Stefan's castle, and in yonder topmost tower, dreaming of her true love, the princess Aurora. But see the gracious whim of fate. Why, 'tis the self same peasant maid, who won the heart of our noble prince but yesterday. She is indeed most wondrous fair. Gold of sunshine in her hair, lips that shame the red, red rose. In ageless sleep she finds repose. The years roll by, but a hundred years to a steadfast heart are 'bout a day. And now, the gates of the dungeon part, and the prince is free to go his way. Off he rides on his noble steed... a valiant figure, straight and tall, to wake his love with love's first kiss, and prove that true love conquers all. (evil laugh) Come, my pet. Let us leave our noble prince with these happy thoughts. A most gratifying day.
Credit and many thanks to Michael for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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