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Georges Polti’s 36 Dramatic Situations

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Return to Book Page. A Fugitive is pursued, caught and Punished for some miscreant act.

Adultery turns situaitons violence as an Adulterer seeks to remove the Spouse or turns on the other Adulterer. Drama Narratology books. The characters who were wandering around aimlessly are starting to gather around a mall map, orienting themselves with the “You Are Here — X” tag. The level of conflict is less than in enmity of kinship. Hollywood loves this sort of stuff.


They aim to explore emotions of guilt, fear, denial and remorse. I’ve never read either of them, though I know a title or two. And storytelling will continue along the same path. Georges Polti was a 19th century French writer described 36 situations that may be found in many stories, based on the list identified by Goethe who said it was originated by Italian Carlo Gozzi Trojan Women, Medea, Faust The point is, he jump starts my imagination.

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These stories relate to impediments to unions and ultimately marriage. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Glenn Mitchell rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Schiller took great pains to find more, but he was unable to find even so many as Gozzi” Goethe. Schiller took great pains to find more, but he was unable to find even so many as Gozzi. Two relatives hate one another and act accordingly.

The Jealous person, through some Cause or Author, appears to becomes jealous of some Object. These are stories of reflection and guilt.

Jun rated it did not like it Dec 07, One man’s life work which breaks down the entirety of human condition, emotion, and existence as per the written word. Now they want to go somewhere as a group. Stories like this call for the dramatic optics like Polti’s.


The Thirty Six Dramatic Situations by Georges Polti

However, it is a bit dated some of the situations include “punishment for contempt of a god” and “duty of sacrificing a son-in-law for feorge public good”and if you aren’t a college English professor or EXTREMELY knowledgable of classical literature and drama I’m talking ancient Greek plays and 19th century French novelsthen his examples will completely blow by you.

A useful reference book to have. These films are typical in soaps where siblings are fighting over an inheritance or control of the family company. The Lover loves the Beloved, but this love is illicit in some way, breaking social codes. The recovery can also be one of self actualization such as recovery of self esteem, strength and attitude.

They explore our desire for individuality and self expression.