By Darko Suvin
During this ebook Darko Suvin discerns the form of an rising post-Individualist drama that may be to our age what the theatre of Shakespeare and Ibsen used to be to theirs. Suvin establishes the rules of composition of a vital workforce of recent plays.
He examines a few significant makes an attempt and screw ups to interchange Ibsen's "Individualist" theatre with this new "Collectivist" drama. relatively vital and unique contributions to the topic are Suvin's chapters at the Happenings within the united states and at the Paris Commune Theatre legislation. The publication makes a speciality of the paintings of Brecht, either due to the value of his performs and due to what Professor Suvin sees as Brecht's important place this day in any cultural critique that refuses to melancholy.