Aristotle and Rules of Greek Tragedy

This video on “How to Write an Opera” is not extremely useful, but it DID lead me to Aristotle and the Rules of Greek Tragedy. These “rules” might now be considered common sense by the avid theater goer or content creator. I never studied theater formally at the university so this historical background was new and interesting to me.

Before the essay below on Aristotle and an overview of Greek drama (essay written in 1927), I’d like to highlight my favorite portions of Aristotle’s view of drama and theater that I consider still very relevant today:

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