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Sometimes you just know

I’m not setting out each day to write big sentences that impress me the moment my fingers stop typing, but now and again I hit a full stop and know that’s the Sentence for today..

“Bertolt Brecht maintained that the fallacy of Aristotelian poetics was that the audience was continually immersed in the narrative, and were denied the opportunity to step back and think critically about the ‘meta-level’ story elements unfolding around them. For Brecht, this was a significant obstacle to be overcome, and while his, and later, Augusto Boal’s work, challenges and reworks the familiar elements of Aristotelian drama in an explicitly ergodic manner, might a ‘third way’, working between these two extremes be the answer to interactive authorship?”

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8 comments for “Sometimes you just know”

  1. Er… is it “yes”?

    Posted by bonzo | August 16, 2006, 4:55 pm
  2. I believe so, yes. Well done.

    Posted by tom | August 16, 2006, 5:05 pm
  3. What do I win?

    *Crosses fingers for personal visit from Dan Aykroyd*

    Posted by bonzo | August 16, 2006, 5:53 pm
  4. Ahh…but why, Tom, did the baker have brown hands?

    Posted by Andy | August 16, 2006, 8:35 pm
  5. “Ahh…but why, Tom, did the baker have brown hands? ”

    Caked blood from when he slaughtered his entire family after going mad trying to watch the pinnacle of boredom that is Brecht’s work. :)

    Posted by Baldur | August 16, 2006, 8:41 pm
  6. I had an explicitly ergodic spleen once… but it cleared up after I got some pills from the doctor

    Posted by bonzo | August 16, 2006, 8:57 pm
  7. Aaaah, but was the doctor played by Dan Aykroyd?

    Posted by Baldur | August 16, 2006, 9:38 pm
  8. I think we should just keep going so Tom looks really popular

    but no more starting posts with “aaah…” It’s weak!

    Posted by bonzo | August 16, 2006, 10:18 pm

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