Bertolt Brecht once had a plan to create a theatrical society called the Diderot Society. The society in question never came into being, but the reason why Brecht wanted to name it after our philosopher is worth knowing: "This great encyclopedist is the author of philosophical writings on the theater, inspired by a materialist philosophy. Certainly, his point of view is bourgeois, but revolutionary bourgeois."(Letter to Gorelik of the end of March 1937).

See the pages from Écrits sur le théâtre, Gallimard, 2000 (Pléiade).