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Author: Aristotle

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ISBN: 9780140446364
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Dims: 129mm x 129mm
Pub Date: 26-09-96
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

This is a translation of Aristotle's Poetics , an account of Greek tragedy, which demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce pity and fear , and why pleasure is derived from this apparently painful process. It introduces the concepts of mimesis ( imitation ), hamartia ( error ) and katharsis , which have informed thinking about drama ever since. It examines the mythological heroes whom Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripidies brought to the stage, and explains the most effective plays rely on complication and resolution, recognitions and reversals.

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