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Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle

Season 1 Episode 3

About the Episode

Aristotle. He knows a lot, right? And if you choose to believe Aristotle, then you must believe all the mechanics of tragedy that Mike is about to lay on you. This week, we're looking at Aristotle's rules for the basic elements of theater, and how those can be used to bring about catharsis, the emotional release triggered by onstage trauma. You know you love the catharsis.

Aired: 02/22/18 | Expires: | Runtime: 11m 55s