First Chorister: It's a coup d'état! The overthrow of the state! Second Chorister: It certainly sounds that way, but how can we know?
First Chorister: We could go and see?
Second Chorister: We can't. We're only the chorus.
We can never leave this space. It's one of the rules.
—Aeschylus, Agamemnon [Lines 1138–1141]