In an advanced society like the Free Worlds League, “soft” products such as books, films and paintings are as important to the economy and to society as minerals and motor vehicles. Philosophers throughout the ages have argued that the truest measure of a nation’s success is the breadth of its cultural traditions. Without stability and riches, the arts struggle; with them, they flourish.
Theater is also popular across the Free Worlds, including classic plays by Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Pinter, as well as more recent pieces.
Improvisation is popular in many areas and amateur dramatics is a common pastime. Many stage plays are recorded and broadcast across the League, in particular the performances of the Shakespeare Players of Hamilton and the Kabuki of Shasta, helping to meet the population’s insatiable demand for new material.