“Poetics” by Aristotle

“Poetics” by Aristotle 1 Trying to tackle poetry, variations – giving the the essentials, structure of plot & parts of a good poem, etc. Epics, tragedies, comedies, dithryambic poetry, flute & lyre music & all forms of imitation differences – medium, objects & manner of imitation People imitate, either consciously or unconsciously, through color, form,… Read more “Poetics” by Aristotle

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone” [At the Royal Palace] Antigone – Ismene, what’s the latest in father’s curse? I haven’t really had much trouble. But there’s been an edict issued. Ismene – Nothing since our 2 brothers killed each other… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 3 – “Antigone”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus” [At Colonus ~ 1 mile NW of Athens in a grove sacred to the Furies. Enter Oedipus and daughter, Antigone] Oedipus – Where are we? Can you see if there’s somewhere to rest? Maybe someone can tell us where we are? Antigone –… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 2 – “Oedipus at Colonus”

The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

Oedipus the King – Sophocles [At the Royal Palace with Priest, Oedipus and suppliants with suppliant branches] Oedipus – What’s with all the branches, incense and sickness? Fill me in, Priest Priest – There’s a plague. The people are sick. The plants and animals are all dying. Please, do something about this before we all… Read more The Theban Plays by Sophocles – Part 1 – “Oedipus the King”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides” [At Delphi in front of Apollo’s Temple] Prophetess – This temple has had so many seers and gods to help us see. I’ll see all the people in turn [Goes in and then quickly rushes out]. OH SHIT!!! What did I just see? I can’t… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 3 – “The Eumenides”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)” Choephoroe (The Libation Bearers) by Aeschylus [At Agamemnon’s Tomb] [Orestes and Pylades enter] Orestes – Hermes, send my father a message [Snips a lock of his own hair]. Take this for Argos [Snips another lock]. This is for my mourning for you [Throws them… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 2 – “Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”

The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”   Watchman – I’ve been watching for a beacon for the last 12 months. Some sign of goings-on in the war. Victory or defeat or the arrival of Agamemnon. I see a signal of victory over Troy. Agamemnon will be happy to come home but things… Read more The Oresteia by Aeschylus – Part 1 – “Agamemnon”

“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare (1599)

“Hamlet” by Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 1 Guards are changing shifts at night along the castle walls. A ghost has been appearing walking around at night. Hamlet’s friend, Horatio, wants to see it for himself but doesn’t quite believe it. He shows up but he won’t to them and then disappears. Horatio recognizes it as… Read more “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare (1599)