ABOUT IVAN CANKAR
Ivan Cankar, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist, is regarded as the greatest playwright in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Henrik Ibsen, Franz Kafka and James Joyce. He is considered the father of modern Slovene theatre and has had a major influence on virtually every Slovene playwright after. His playwriting opus consists of seven full length plays, all featuring a large cast, complex themes and a deep understanding of the socio-economic and political nuances of Slovene society. To this day, the plays are still among the most popular theatre pieces in Slovene theatres. Cankar’s work is culturally specific, but carries ideas that transcend place and time.