Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey by Marvin Carlson

By Marvin Carlson

Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and finishing with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the 1st accomplished survey of Western dramatic concept. during this extended variation the writer has up to date the publication and extra a brand new concluding bankruptcy that makes a speciality of theoretical advancements in view that 1980, emphasizing the effect of feminist theory.

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Castelvetro, like Scaliger, was never reluctant to show how his ideas differed from those he ascribed to his classic predecessor. " of the words "according to Aristotle The major disagreements almost all arise from a single cause a basic shift of critical f(x:us. For Aristotle the focus was the drama itself, its available to a broad public. Moreover, . . — structure and internal relationships. Castelvetro sees the prop>er concern of dramatic criticism as an analysis of drama in light of the needs and demands of the audience.

The most comprehensive the huge De poeta (1559) of Antonio was and best known of these Ugento (d. 1574). Four years later of bishop Sebastiano Minturno, work in Italian, the Arte poetica, supplementary Minturno published a theory and more to the analysis of general to which gave less attention Books poetry. contemporary specific types of 3 and 4 of De poeta are Book of the Arte poetica. is as 2 comedy, devoted to tragedy and participant in the Council critic was a and poet, Minturno prelate, statements two major poetic during these produced of Trent, and he determine the council, to what was concern of One the same period.

Allan Gilbert, in Literary Criticism: Plato to Dryden (De- 1962), 289. , 290. troit, 43 Theories of the Theatre Cinthio and Speroni had already challenged the authority of the anwas the first major critic to show a similar independence. Scaliger's delniilions of tragedy and comedy depart not only from Aristotle (whom he specifically disavows) but also from the traditional distinctions of the grammarians. " In a later passage, even the discarded, Scaliger suggesting that Comedy horrible events. "'*' Harmonv and song are excluded from the definition of tragedy on the grounds that they are involved only when tragedy is staged, not when it is read.

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