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