A lesson on the dramatic unities

IB English A Literature: A lesson on the dramatic unities

The three dramatic unities are place, time and action. These principles of drama are often attributed to Aristotle and his important treatise on drama, the Poetics, but in fact he only insisted on one of these as being essential for effective dramatic construction - the unity of action.It was actually sixteenth century Italian scholars and seventeenth century French scholars who declared that there were "three unities",...

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