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As an established actor and award-winning playwright, Wallace Shawn is used to speaking other people’s words–or writing words for other people to say. But as he explains in his nonfiction work Essays, “Every once in a while, I go off to the place called Reality for a brief vacation. I’ve looked at the world from my own point of view, and I’ve written these essays. I’ve written essays about reality, the world, and I’ve even written a few essays about the dream-world of ‘art’ in which I normally dwell. In a bold mood I’ve brooded once or twice on the question, ‘Where do the dreams go, and what do they do, in the world of the real?'” Presented by Town Hall, with Elliott Bay Book Company.