• Actors! The mechanics of cheap melodrama! That isn't death! You scream and choke and sink to your knees but it doesn't bring death home to anyone- it doesn't catch them unawares and start the whisper in their skulls that says- 'One day you are going to die.

    Tom Stoppard (2007). “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”, p.83, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.