Tag: Tragedy


A Short Summary of Aristotle’s Poetics

An introduction to the first great work of literary criticism Aristotle was the first theorist of theatre – so his Poetics is the origin and basis of all subsequent theatre criticism. His Poetics was written in the 4th century BC, some time after 335 BC. The important thing is that when Aristotle’s […]


Five Fascinating Facts about Aeschylus

Fun facts about the ancient Greek playwright 1. Of the ninety or so plays Aeschylus is thought to have written, only seven have survived. And one of those we cannot be absolutely sure he wrote: scholars have questioned whether Prometheus Bound, one of the seven surviving plays attributed to him, […]