Sometime in 1956, a Canadian-born, Erving Goffman, wrote a book that turned out to be a landmark in modern sociology.
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, as it was entitled, was Goffman’s study in – to cut the long story short – human interaction as a performing arts discipline.
One morning, a whole lot of years later, Goffman’s concept woke up, and found itself naked in a TV studio, where everyone was calling it Reality, although it felt more like Porn.
It soon realized times were hard since its contract made it tour Eastern Europe, with multiple gigs in the Balkans. Life was tough.