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A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! by Herb Parker

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Talent

I cannot resist the urge to say a word about talent. In my view the question of whether or not you have talent is, as Hamlet would have said, where “madness lies.” I have not spoken about talent before now because I simply feel it is less important than any of the other things I have talked about. Yes – any of the other things. In speaking to you it is my assumption that you have talent – or at least you think you do. Though talent is a wonderful thing you will find if you continue in the ‘biz’ that it is not the most important thing – at least not immediately. Bear with me here; at the end of the day I do believe that to succeed an actor must have talent. It is important, but there are so many variables in the process of acting, ...

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