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Technique of the Drama: An Exposition of Dramatic Composition and Art

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The Technique of the Drama was written in 1863, and passed through six editions before its translation into English. It has attained the rank of a first-class authority. Gustav Freytag (1816 - 1895), scholar, poet, novelist, critic, playwright, editor, soldier, publicist, was born in Kreuzburg, Silesia.
Paperback, 408 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by University Press of the Pacific (first published December 1st 1895)
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Josh Boardman
Nov 03, 2013 Josh Boardman rated it liked it
Interesting for its thoughts on the transference of idea to writing and it's good concepts of play and counter-play. The five act discussion is indispensable, which is what I picked it up for. It's discussion of Greek structure, however, is lacking in cohesiveness. And when it gets moralistic, it's kind of hilarious.
Ina
Jan 03, 2010 Ina rated it liked it
Perhaps due to how Freytag's methods have become so overused, the pompous style of the book simply doesn't carry, especially not in the realm of insight over disgust-at-reading-arrogantia (albeit translated).
Mia Krone
Apr 13, 2014 Mia Krone rated it really liked it
A text that realy helps you understand a lot about the dramatic genre, a bit long to get through though...
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