Without Feathers - God (A Play) Summary & Analysis

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God (A Play) Summary

Two distraught Greeks, one an actor named Diabetes, the other a writer called Hepatitis, stand at the center of an empty amphitheater. They discuss the unsatisfying end to their upcoming play. The actor insists that the play must have an ending since everything in nature must have a beginning, middle, and end. The writer points out that this isn't true of a circle. The actor concedes this fact, but dismisses circles as not much fun. The two men discuss possible endings to the play, but can't seem to reconcile the audience's expectations with character and story continuity. The writer refuses to make his characters do anything on stage that they wouldn't do in real life.

The actor points out that he and the writer don't actually exist; they're both characters in a play on Broadway. The two Greeks stop...

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