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School
Dalhousie University
Department
Theatre
Course
THEA 2011
Professor
David Nicol
Semester
Fall

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September 21, 2011 Trojan War -A barbarian trojan stole the greek queen of Sparta. -The greeks unite against the barbarians and defeat them Tragedy -Some greek tragedies have happy endings -They are distinguished from comedy by their solemn tone, not their endings Agememnon's Return -When Agamemnon returns from the war 20 years later, Clytemestra will kill him in revenge for Iphigenia -Their son Orestes will kill Clytenestra to avenge his father Aristotle'sd "Poetics" -Aristotle's "Poetics" is a work of dramatic theory (ideas about what makes great theatre) -It was written many decades after the great age of Greek tragedy -It is incomplete and often unclear -We don't know if the original dramatists and audiences wold have agreed with Aristotle's theories -But his ideas can help us to think about the structures of greek plays Cause and effect -Chapter 8, p. 42 -Aristotle finds UNITY important: everything must be relevant to the plot -P.42 -Aristotle finds CAUSE and EFFECT important, it should be clear how one thing leads to another Aim of Tragedy: Catharsis Chapter 6, P.39 -The original greek word is catharsis: the purging of unclean things -Em
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