What's Modern in Modern Drama
'A multitude of messages of the contemporary imagination, specifically those that are channeled through the mass entertainment media, assure us, over and over, that there is an easy, even facile, comforting, answer to most of our problems. Such an aesthetic strategy seems to me not only to falsify and disdain human experience but in the case of Chile or of any country that is coming out of a period of enormous conflict and pain, it turns out to be counterproductive for the community, freezing its maturity and growth.'
-- Ariel Dorfman
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