Topical Guide 144
Character Traits: False Modesty, Narcissism, Pugnacity
Clarissa was speaking. “I’m sure Peter’s going to have a hard time choosing someone to play Cordelia,” she said. “It’s such an important part. I think Cordelia’s even more important than King Lear. It scares me just to think of playing her, doesn’t it scare you?”
“Oh, no,” said Veronica. “My mother told me that she was sure I would do a wonderful job as Cordelia.”
“Oh, how I wish I had your self-confidence,” said Clarissa. “Every time I think of playing Cordelia I shiver. I’m glad I’m working behind the scenes. I’d be scared to death if I had to play one of the big roles. I just don’t think that I could do a good enough job, do you?” …
Spike spoke …. “I figure that I better get that part. I wish Peter would get here. I want to—um—talk it over with him.” She snickered and cracked her knuckles.
Little Follies, “The Girl with the White Fur Muff”
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