Criticism of Aristotle
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to consider the possible pitfalls of Aristotle's influence
Common Core Standards:
Students should have read the first chapter of Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed for homework last night.
Discuss what criticisms Boal had of Aristotle; they focus in the main on the definition of tragedy students close-read on Day 2. For Boal, there is no "proper purgation of these emotions"; if emotions are purged, audiences don't feel they need to take any action about the events that the play is imitating, even if the...
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