Poetics

ARISTOTLE (384 BC - 322 BC), translated by Ingram BYWATER (1840 - 1914)

Aristotle’s Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus’ how-to books. (Summary by Robert Foster)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Robert Foster
00:25:21
Play 02 Chapters 1-3 Robert Foster
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Play 03 Chapters 4-5 Robert Foster
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Play 04 Chapters 6-8 Robert Foster
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Play 05 Chapters 9-13 Robert Foster
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Play 06 Chapter 14 Robert Foster
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Play 07 Chapters 15-16 Robert Foster
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Play 08 Chapters 17-19 Robert Foster
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Play 09 Chapters 20-21 Robert Foster
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Play 10 Chapters 22-24 Robert Foster
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Play 11 Chapters 25-26 Robert Foster
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