Poetics
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854593337Publication Date:
1 Feb 1999
Size: 197mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Poetics

By Aristotle Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Paperback £8.99£7.19

Part of the Nick Hern Books Dramatic Contexts series: important statements on the theatre by major figures in the theatre.

One of the most influential tracts in world theatre, Aristotle's Poetics is crucial to an understanding of how drama works, and how it has evolved.

It is the source of the doctrine of the Three Unities – of Time, Place and Action – and the concept of catharsis in tragedy.

Writing only a hundred years after Sophocles and Euripides, Aristotle's insights into Greek drama are endlessly rewarding.

This English translation by Kenneth McLeish makes the famous text more accessible than ever before, without cutting or paraphrasing. Important passages are highlighted, while key words and concepts are glossed within the text, without the need for intrusive footnotes.

The result is an authoritative text of Aristotle's Poetics that allows readers to experience his arguments directly for themselves.

Also included is a compact introduction by McLeish to Aristotle and his ideas.

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854593337Publication Date:
1 Feb 1999
Size: 197mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Kenneth McLeish:

An Italian Straw Hat
Bacchae
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Women of Troy
Oedipus
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
A Flea in Her Ear
Medea (Drama Classics)
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classics)
Ibsen: Three Plays
A Doll's House
Ubu (The Ubu Plays)
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
Don Juan

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