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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. In his introduction, Polti claims to be continuing the work of Carlo Gozzi, who also identified 36 situations. Publication history[edit] “Gozzi maintained that there can be but thirty-six tragic situations. This list was published in a book of the same name, which contains extended explanations and examples. The list is popularized as an aid for writers, but it is also used by dramatists, storytellers and many others. The 36 situations[edit] Each situation is stated, then followed by the necessary elements for each situation and a brief description. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] We come from the future. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.

We come from the future.

@djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials. Despite the generally conservative views in my community, my elementary school encouraged me to read A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret.

I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. Fancy > Retro fonts. Synonym Finder & Find synonyms, antonyms & definition for (almost)... Randomly Awesome Words. Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help.

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1richardderus Apr 5, 2009, 12:44pm aquascum of the German language LT loosed this list on the English threads, and I can't resist passing it on.

BBC Meme: How Many of These 100 Books Have YOU Read?

Please copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak. What does the list say about your reading habits? Who's first? The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here: 2momom248 Apr 5, 2009, 12:53pm Oh wow I feel inferior as I've only read 14 of the above. Ok Richard I can't figure out how to bold my selections on this list. 3SqueakyChu Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:08pm 26 finished 1 not finished (The Lovely Bones) Didn't want to copy the whole list! What does the list say about your reading habits?