Composers and their stage works 

For the Good of the People

(Za narodov blagor)


Ivan Cankar

wr. 1901

In this sharp political and social satire, Ivan Cankar depicts rich members of the bourgeois society who maintain their positions and increase their wealth by immoral and illegal means -including the use of their wives and daughters in procuring lucrative deals - while posing as great patriots.

When the people, led by a journalist, finally rise against these corrupt leeches, they close their ranks in fighting the demonstrators, all in the name of patriotism and piety.