The shortest verse in the Bible is — Jesus wept.
The shortest drama of "government in one act" is:
Scene 1: Do something, even if it's wrong.
Scene 2: They did.
Scene 3: I was.
The epilogue, which is recited after the curtain falls, is longer than the drama itself, i.e.
— "With a sly wink and a smile, the beguiling one slithered off into the grass.
— At least it was short.
"Beware of snakes in the grass."
Comments concerning this drama have included: