Aristotle’s Unities

I know you're all curious about the Aristotelean unities we heard about during the evaluation of Adam's presentation today. Here's the lead paragraph from Wikipedia's article.

The classical unities, Aristotelian unities or three unities are rules for drama derived from a passage in Aristotle's Poetics. In their neoclassical form they are as follows:

The unity of action: a play should have one main action that it follows, with no or few subplots.

The unity of place: a play should cover a single physical space and should not attempt to compress geography, nor should the stage represent more than one place.

The unity of time: the action in a play should take place over no more than 24 hours.

If you want to read more and decide whether they applied to a humorous presentation, here's where you can find the whole article.

 

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