Friday, October 16, 2009

roots of narrative

The roots of Western narrative form begin here:

Aristotle's poetics:

Aristotle's six principles of drama:

Fryetag's triangle - a structural map of plot building on Aristotle:

Robert McKee updates Aristotle for the screen:

The oral epic as encyclopedia - ancient models of database organization:

Northrop Frye's theory of archetypes is still relevant

Good overview of basics of fiction:

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