Thrashed Up and Down In Vienna
Once again, in this case a division of the art-mill, the, you know, theater division of the Viennese art-mill, will pulverize everything. The good people are either struck down, or they kill themselves, they shoot themselves, hang themselves, or they are killed, shot, exiled, hanged, right[?] Even the suicide doesn’t tie the noose he hangs himself with; rather, the director [of the play] ties the noose for the actor he wants to get rid of, or can’t put up with any longer, or what have you."
-Thomas Bernhard 1984