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1.8: Finale and Punctum

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    82290
  • Abstract

    A fabulous promise. Why do you want to be an actor?

    Why do you want to be an actor?

    For many very different reasons. But also and more than anything for this reason:

    Why should we pay homage to the marionette lying broken in the corner? A dead puppet with a cold heart. But why shouldn’t it, just for fun, take an extra skip, a jump in the air, a jump for joy, and thumb his nose at nihilism? Transformed into a fool, he basks in the sun in a forest clearing and, whispering, memorizes the fable of amor fati, which is to open soon.

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