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Dramatic Theory for Writers, Teachers, and Students By Dr. Robert Gardner, EdD
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Dr. Robert Gardner, EdD, spent many years of his life as a professional writer and academic ferreting out information dealing with the power of the dramatic form and why it seemed to exert such a... More > compelling hold on the human imagination. This book sets out his findings and is designed to assist writers, students, and teachers to come to grips with what he calls "deep structure". Gardner, for years, was the Head of Media Writing at Toronto's famed Ryerson University (School of Radio and Television Arts, Faculty of Communication and Design). He was, concurrently, a successful media writer, columnist, and researcher. He has earned degrees from Ryerson (BAA), McMaster University (BA, MA), and a doctorate in curriculum theory from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the University of Toronto. His career is outlined in Wikipedia under Robert Gardner (academic).< Less
Dramatic Theory for Writers, Teachers, and Students. By Robert Gardner, EdD
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This book, based on years of research, is an examination of the incredible fascination the story-telling forms have on the human imagination. The text, written by an award-winning television writer... More > and expert curriculum designer, brings together a comprehensive array of information which makes the underlying structure of the dramatic form understandable. Dramatic Theory for Writers,Teachers, and Students will be of assistance to those have been called upon to teach a course on dramatic theory. It will be of equal use to writers as they wrestle with the complexities of the form. At the same time it may prove valuable to the general reader who wishes to understand why we willingly return again and again to a form which is essentially immutable< Less
THE THEORY OF THE THEATRE AND OTHER PRINCIPLES OF DRAMATIC CRITICISM By CLAYTON HAMILTON
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"A play is a story devised to be presented by actors on a stage before an audience. This plain statement of fact affords an exceedingly simple definition of the drama,–a definition so... More > simple indeed as to seem at the first glance easily obvious and therefore scarcely worthy of expression. But if we examine the statement thoroughly, phrase by phrase, we shall see that it sums up within itself the entire theory of the theatre, and that from this primary axiom we may deduce the whole practical philosophy of dramatic criticism..."< Less
THE THEORY OF THE THEATRE AND OTHER PRINCIPLES OF DRAMATIC CRITICISM By CLAYTON HAMILTON
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"A play is a story devised to be presented by actors on a stage before an audience. This plain statement of fact affords an exceedingly simple definition of the drama,–a definition so... More > simple indeed as to seem at the first glance easily obvious and therefore scarcely worthy of expression. But if we examine the statement thoroughly, phrase by phrase, we shall see that it sums up within itself the entire theory of the theatre, and that from this primary axiom we may deduce the whole practical philosophy of dramatic criticism..." < Less
The Church of Shakespeare By John Mosedale
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Bartholomew “Bix” Baxter, actor, director and erstwhile public relations man, has Shakespeare on the brain. His adored wife Etta gave him five years to either make a living out of his... More > passion for Shakespeare or get it out of his system, but neither plan has worked. Now he’s running out of time and she is running out of patience. After a series of adventures and misadventures in 21st century Manhattan, with a varied and vivid cast of characters worthy of Shakespeare himself, Bix decides his best bet is to establish The Church of Shakespeare, BT (Beyond Theory), featuring dramatic readings from Shakespeare designed to “engage people and to make them think,” as Bix imagines it. Not feminist, historicist, Marxist or Freudian, but Shakespeare as secular scripture. But who will make up the congregation and can he win back Etta’s love?< Less
Poetics By Aristotle
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Aristotle's (c. 335 BCE ) Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle offers an account of what... More > he calls "poetry" (a term which in Greek literally means "making" and in this context includes drama—comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play—as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and the dithyramb). He examines its "first principles" and identifies its genres and basic elements. His analysis of tragedy constitutes the core of the discussion. The Poetics is specifically concerned with drama. At some point, Aristotle's original work was divided in two, each "book" written on a separate roll of papyrus. Only the first part–that which focuses on tragedy–survives. The lost second part addressed comedy.< Less
Rhetoric By Aristotle
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The Rhetoric was developed by Aristotle during two periods when he was seconded to Plato in the Academy, and when he was running his own school, the Lyceum. Aristotle is generally credited with... More > developing the basics of the system of rhetoric that influenced the development of rhetorical theory from ancient through modern times. One of the most important contributions of Aristotle's approach was that he identified rhetoric as one of the three key elements along with logic and dialectic of philosophy. According to Aristotle, logic is concerned with reasoning to reach scientific certainty. Dialectic is a tool for philosophical debate; it is a means for skilled audiences to test probable knowledge in order to learn. Rhetoric is a tool for practical debate; it is a means for persuading a general audience using probable knowledge to resolve practical issues. Dialectic and rhetoric create a partnership for a system of persuasion based on knowledge instead of upon manipulation and omission.< Less
Prior Analytics By Aristotle & A. J. Jenkinson
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“We must not always seek to set out the terms a single word: for we shall often have complexes of words to which a single name is not given.” -Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), is one of most... More > important philosophers of all time and remain a fountain of inspiration for modern thinkers. His works included logic, physics, politics, metaphysics, rhetoric and zoology, biology, poetic tragedy and ethics that are still relevant today. He also preferred to define things in more concrete and scientific manners and seemed to always have had explanations for everything around him. Prior Analytics is part of Aristotle's formal study of arguments . It is part of the texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). Aristotle’s most famous contribution to logic is the syllogism, A syllogism is a three-step argument containing three different terms. In logic an argument is a series of true or false statements which lead to a true or false conclusion.< Less
On Prophesying by Dreams By Aristotle & J. I. Beare
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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), is one of most important philosophers of all time and remain a fountain of inspiration for modern thinkers. His works included logic, physics, politics, metaphysics,... More > rhetoric and zoology, biology, poetic tragedy and ethics that are still relevant today. He also preferred to define things in more concrete and scientific manners and seemed to always have had explanations for everything around him. Aristotle’s short text On Prophesying by Dreams, is his early exploration in the phenomena. He attempts to explain what causes a person to dream and why dreams are not sent by the Gods. He also believed that it is quite natural that commonplace persons should be those who have foresight in dreams, and that prophetic dreams are the result of coincidence< Less
On Sophistical Refutations By Aristotle & W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
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“For reasoning rests on certain statements such that they involve necessarily the assertion of something other than what has been stated, through what has been stated: refutation is reasoning... More > involving the contradictory of the given conclusion.” ... Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), is one of most important philosophers of all time and remain a fountain of inspiration for modern thinkers. His works included logic, physics, politics, metaphysics, rhetoric and zoology, biology, poetic tragedy and ethics that are still relevant today. He also preferred to define things in more concrete and scientific manners and seemed to always have had explanations for everything around him. Sophistical Refutations identifies thirteen fallacies or false reasoning often due to a misconception or a presumption. From these fallacies, he also shows how to construct arguments for a position one has already decided to adopt and how to detect weaknesses in the arguments of others.< Less

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