Truman Capote tells a dream

Truman Capote
FOTO: JACK MITCHELL

Truman Capote had a book in which he wrote down his dreams with all the details. “It was like being at the cinema”, the American writer and playwright said.

“My most persistent dream — which I’ve discovered is a very common one always took place backstage in a theatre. I have a very important part to play. The only trouble is that I’m in a panic because I don’t know my lines, I’ve never read the play, and I’m ashamed that people are going to find this out. Finally, the moment comes. I walk onstage. Everybody else is excellent, but I just stumble about, mortified. Have you ever had that dream?”

in Truman Capote, Conversations, edited by M. Thomas Inge.

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