By John Swartzwelder
One among a chain of comedy/science fiction novels that includes slow-witted detective Frank Burly, via John Swartzwelder, the author of fifty nine episodes of The Simpsons.
(Unfortunately, no plot precis on hand at any place i will locate. I'll write one after I've learn it.)
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As with most art making, a monologue is like a nylon stocking, a supremely elastic phenomenon uniquely capable of expanding and contracting depending upon how much of yourself you want to put into it. In the end, I suggest you be less concerned with how long you want it to be and more concerned with how good you want it to be. 22 ZEN AND THE ART OF TNE MONOLOGUE If I am a strong performer, is my script really that important? ” Of course it does. They’re partners! And the relationship between your script and your performance is no different.
At the very least you can change the message on your answering machine: “Hi, I’m not home right now. But I’m presenting my monologue My Night with Abe Vigoda at the Periwinkle Theatre next week. Showtimes are . . ” But my favorite PR tool is probably the humble postcard. Yes they cost more than flyers, but considering how professional they look and how many different ways they can be effectively used, I think they’re well worth the expense. With a fascinating photo on one side and all the vital info about your show on the other (place, times, phone number, and so on), a postcard is the perfect little promotional item to hand to friends or strangers on street corners, send to the media, stick in newspapers, pin to bulletin boards, leave in phone booths.
When you are finally finished editing, you have a script consisting of sections that, if you had to cut even one, you THE SCRIPT 35 would have a hell of a time deciding which would go. That’s the sign of, if not a great script, at least a great relationship between a script and a performer. And that passionate and respectful relationship is really what you have been trying to create all along. Only then are you truly ready to begin rehearsing. WHY DO THEY CALL IT “RUSH HOUR” WHEN THE TRAFFIC MOVES SO SLOWLY?