The anthology of articles from 1980 to 1989 from the Scéna magazine was compiled by Jan Dvořák in collaboration with Miloš Petana. The graphic design of the publication refers to the innovative typography of Milan Jaroš, who is also the author of the Scéna logo. In November 2020, the book won the Divadelní noviny award🔗 for a publishing achievement in the field of theatre.
The cover features part of an illustration by Aleš Lamr, whose characteristic style accompanied the Scéna in the 1980s
Václav Havel also commented on the Scéna from prison for the samizdat newspaper Lidové noviny: “When I read the Scéna… I have the feeling that I am reading literature from a completely different country or era than when I read [the communist newspaper] Rudé právo… it surprises me what is possible…”