Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama

"[Text and Supertext] leaves this reader with the conviction that he will not be able to view plays again - in print or on stage, Ibsen's or others - unaffected by Johnston's writings. His play analyses have done for the Norwegian something comparable to what Evert Sprinchorn. . . and Harry Carlson. . .did for his younger Swedish rival. . ." - Albert Bermel, American Theatre Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama "Johnston's work has the same potential for revitalizing Ibsen as Jan Kott's had for Shakespeare. For its analyses of subtext and supertext and its connotations for art in a despiritualized age, Text and Supertext should be required reading for anyone involved in making theatre." - Performing Arts Journal Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama