In a message dated 4/1/03 8:52:52 PM !!!First Boot!!!, [log in to unmask] writes:

But it is not clear either who or what "Prufrock" is and how much it
is Eliot himself.  He said in 1962 that it was partly himself and
partly someone else.

This is really a very apt description of how I felt whenever I was on stage doing a play.