The paper is the contribution to important jubilee, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Julius Barc-Ivan, by reflecting on the uniqueness of the creation of this author within the context of Slovak drama. If Barc's plays are staged in the future, even decades on, an impetus for putting his plays on the stage will be the poet's struggle for enlarging the action range of drama by combining reality with fantasy and dream as component part of an artistic image rather than informative, miniature painting and descriptive values. And it is the author's peculiar language, the construction of a laconic dialogue capitalising on literary image, and a completely free approach to the choice of a theme, along with imagery, absurdity, dream creation and virtually an ingenious sense of the artist's constant playing with all these elements which constitute the major parts of his image-creating tool. Barc drew on national and classical examples and on the masters of Slovak and world drama, of which he was not only a disciple and admirer, but, above all, he proved to be an ingenious partner to ingenious masters.
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