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Unformatted text preview: Greek Tragedy: Oedipus the King Aristotle’s Poetics
“an imitation of action that
Is serious, complete, and
effecting through pity and fear the cartharsis of such emotions.” Reversal
Reversal “a change from one state of affairs to its exact opposite.” Anagnorisis or Recognition
Anagnorisis or Recognition “A change from ignorance to knowledge” Tragic Hero “not preeminent in virtue and justice, and yet…does not fall into misfortune through vice or depravity, but falls because of some mistake.” Oedipus the King Oedipus the King
1984 Movie Production http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7caIrzZuMw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaGRj9mUEO Video: 5th Century Greek Theater
Video: 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQOPFxuiaWQ Video: Sophocles
Video: Sophocles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmBDfl9YJY4 ...
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- Fall '08