Tragic Theory in the Critical Works of Thomas Rymer, John Dennis, and John Dryden
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975 - 143 էջ
Clarifies the connection between these critics' theories and sections of the Poetics dealing with Aristotle's definition of poetry as imitation, his remarks on dramatic necessity, probability, and unity, and his comments on characterization and catharsis.
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according action actual ancients appears approach Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle's audience believes century characters chorus classical common sense concept concerned consequently considered consistent contrast contribute criticism decorum demonstrate Dennis Dennis's Dramatic Poesy dramatist Dryden effect Elizabethan emotional English epic Essay of Dramatic established example experience expression fable fact faults fear feeling formalist French genius give Greek Greek tragedy hero human ideal ideas imagination imitation influence insists interpretation John judgment kind Last Age later literary lively maintains manners means method mind moral moved nature notes objects Othello particularly passions pity play pleasure plot poet poetic justice poetry points present principles probability psychological rational realized reason reference reflects regard relation represented respect response result rules Rymer says seventeenth Shakespeare stage standards suggests supported theory thought tion tradition tragedy tragic true unity University Press whole writing York