Um excerto de Catastrophe, a peça que Samuel Beckett escreveu em 1982 "for Vaclav Havel":
His female assistant (A).
D and A contemplate P. Long pause.
A: [Finally.] Like the look of him?
D: So so. [Pause.] Why the plinth?
A: To let the stalls see the feet.
D: Why the hat?
A: To help hide the face.
D: Why the gown?
A: To have him all black.
D: What was he on underneath? [A moves toward P.] Say it. [A halts.]
A: His night attire.