Passed Away

Malina Prześluga calls the convention in which she wrote her play, "pseudo-realism". Setting the story in a Polish village, she had to deal with two "untruths" that prevail in today's discourse on rural life. The first of these is to depict villages as the source of all evil, poverty, depravity and pathology. The second paints an idyllic image of a healthy and peaceful rustic abode, untainted by industry, a desirable retreat for the urban middle-classes.