Monday, December 6, 2010

Question 432: Found neither in Giza nor Ibiza

n his Poetics the Greek philosopher Aristotle put forth the idea "A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end". This three-part view of a plot structure (with a beginning, middle, and end – technically, the protasis, epitasis, and catastrophe, was how most dramas were modelled until 1863, when __X__ wrote a book called Die Technik des Dramas.

In this book, he put forth a view which has become the crux of comedies and a tradition in theater. Building upon Aristotle's views, he made a pyramid like structure as shown in the picture.

1) Id X
2) Fill in the blanks in the pyramid (bottom left, top, bottom right)

Sorry im posting after so long.
Most of my questions are being put into the Christ quiz.


Nagaratna said...

X - Gustav Freytag
Blanks - Exposition; Climax; Catastrophe (De`noument)

Priyank Mehta said...

X is Gustav Freytag
Exposition, climax, denouement

SyntaXerroR said...

x is gustav freytag
the blanks are exposition , climax and resolution(Dénouement)

Gaurav Radhakrishnan said...

X is Gustav Freytag.
The three blanks are Exposition, Climax and Denouement, in that order.

Siddarth Pai said...