Abstract: (6 pp) Theater has an ancient definitive term that has held it in good stead for quite some time. It is called the "suspension of disbelief." What it means is that when I go into the theater, I am willing to take the risk of not understanding everything that I see. I may even believe thing that I really haven't seen, but it feel as though I have. Maria Ire Fornes is a master of this ancient skill of the suspension of disbelief. We will discuss it in her 1985 play, The Conduct of Life.
Subcatagory: Spanish, Portugese & Latin-America/Caribbean Literature