Aristotle‘s Poetics, the first major text of Western drama theory, defined the terms of much subsequent discussion. Unlike such classical Eastern theoretical works on drama as the Sanskrit Natyasastra or Zeami Motokiyo’s writings on Noh, it makes only minor passing… Read More ›
Aristotle’s Theory of Drama
Literary Criticism of Aristotle
Aristotle (384-322 BC) Disciple of Plato Teacher of Alexander the Great. Major Works: Poetics, Rhetoric Poetics, incomplete, 26 chapters Mainly concerned with tragedy, which was in his day, the most development form of poetry. Disagreeing with much else that Plato… Read More ›
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