Category: Narrative Traditions

Tragedy in Minnesota: The Truly Untrue Tragedy of Fargo

The peculiarity of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo cannot be understated, and yet the film still follows the conventions of classic Tragedy laid out by Aristotle millennia before its…

The Soul of the Stage: The Newest Cult Classics and the Oldest Plays in the Book

Boring. Confusing. Derivative. All fairly common phrases utilized in the critical arena of modern media. Whether casual or professional, these criticisms tend to underplay or even ignore the…

NARRATIVE TRADITIONS

Previous Final Projects BBC Doc – Greek Tragedy -began as ritual in honor of  god Dionysus (tragoedia mean “goat-song”) – officially recognized in 534 BC -ekstasis: “to be or stand…