Aristotle -- Poetics, Courage, Eno, Will -- 1965- -- Thom Pain (based on nothing), Theater
Aristotle proclaimed in his Poetics that there were six elements to drama: spectacle, music, diction, thought, character, and plot. This paper will analyze the play Thom Pain (based on nothing) against these six elements. I will discuss the aspects of each element that are present in the show as well as the ideas and concepts my director, Tad Ingram, and I brought to the show. Through the rehearsal and performance process I discovered a seventh element; the element of fearlessness. In his Poetics, Aristotle does not fully address what the actor brings to the performance and this aspect is just as important as what the script and staging bring to the performance.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities;
Wenge, Matt, "Fearlessness The Seventh Element Of Drama" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1990.