Superman Meets The Last Man
Carl Murray puts two Nietzschean characters under the spotlight.
(A live television chat show. There are to be two guests – the Superman, probably Nietzsche’s best-known and most controversial creation, and his polar opposite, the Last Man, a typical end-product of industrialised, mass society – unheroic, uncreative, and totally mediocre.)
Presenter: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Please give a warm welcome to our main guest – the Superman!
(The Superman, looking very pleased with himself, enters to the accompaniment of Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra. The audience applauds politely.