A Non-Aristotelian Model: Time as Space and Landscape in Postmodern Theatre [Book Review]

Foundations of Science 13 (3-4):337-345 (2008)
In his Poetics, Aristotle articulated certain ideas on the structure of drama that dominated both dramatic literature and theatre practices for the centuries to come. In this article I show how the thorough analysis of his statements leads us to believe that he endorses causality, narrativity, and temporal linearity as primary factors in the organization of dramatic and stage texts. Tracing various modifications of causality throughout theatre history, I use the work of the two prominent contemporary directors, Eimuntas Nekrosius and Anatoly Vasilyev, to demonstrate how postmodernist theatre has arrived at non-Aristotelian theatrical model based on the unity of a time–space continuum rather than temporal development
Keywords Aristotle  Nekrosius  Vasilyev  Brecht  Stein  Stanislavsky  Landscape  Causality  Narrativity  Time–space continuum
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