Monday, February 1, 2010

Woody Allen: Without Feathers - A Play: God

DIABETES: It was a good play. All it needed was an ending.

HEPATITIS: But what did it mean?

DIABETES: Nothing . . . just nothing . . .

HEPATITIS: What?

DIABETES: Meaningless. It's empty.

HEPATITIS: The ending.

DIABETES: Of course. What are we discussing? We're discussing the ending.

HEPATITIS: We're always discussing the ending.

DIABETES: Because it is hopeless.

HEPATITIS: I admit it's unsatisfying.

DIABETES: Unsatisfying? It's not even believable. The trick is to start at the ending when you write a play. Get a good, strong ending, and then write backwards.

HEPATITIS: I've tried that. I got a play with no beginning.

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