Wednesday, 14 November 2007

A Remark on the Course of the Drama, while awaiting the next Scene Change

In Scene 1 below, Tintin appears to advise Milou that action is the best antidote to inertia.

If we are living in a farcical historical moment, does that therefore mean that we are constrained to be actors in a farce?

(Most of the young-ish contributors to the latest Quid appear to assume that the answer is yes. Whether they are in any position to know is something to be questioned.)

[A mobile phone goes off somewhere towards the back. A man in the adjacent seat watches impatiently as the dim outline of a papier-mâché ventricle is wheeled off-stage.]

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