Our next passage is entitled
Studies in Stagecraft.
You can therefore firmly place the title into the category
of theater and state that this is a humanities passage.
We started off by the author stating that for studies in
better pleased if a play ends in a victory for the
characters it favors.
So this is just a nice positive statement on what
an audience is trying to get out of the play.
Next, we kind of sharpen this point where the author states
a violation of the strict logic of art is justifiable in
but is not justifiable in what we
may broadly call the serious drama.
So, in other words this initial point that was given by the
kind of clarified a little bit further when we have a
we're not so much focused on the characters having a
outcome as is we will see having a kind of logical outcome.
Then, as we move forward, the author states that since any
ending whatsoever according to the playwright Moliere,
must be in the nature of an artifice
in contrary to the loss of life.
He might as well classify upon the pleasant side
and send his auditors happy to their homes.
And then we have Shakespeare drawn
in to this equation as well.
So this is discussing the first
half of the equation comedies,
and in this scenario at least Moliere and
Shakespeare is given as an example as well.
Our okay kind of giving a bit of an artificial ending to a
play, it doesn't
necessarily need to end in a logical fashion but is we might
as we're moving forward to a discussion of a serious drama,
it's a little bit different according to the author.
It goes on to state and this is a
point that is very often missed.
In proportion as the dramatic struggle becomes more vital
and more momentus,
the audience demands more and more that shall we fought up
So this just kind of sharpens what I'm beginning
to see as a bit of the main idea of the passage,
this kind of contrast between
comedy versus serious drama.
Next, I just highlight professional baseball and then an
example about baseball is given this kind of connects
to the main idea and so this is asked about in
the questions I know where to come back to.
The author next states the crowd feels in such as a case
that it cannot
fully enjoy that sense of victory unless the victory be
So this kind of just sums up the illustration of the
baseball example if I'm looking for the conclusion.
Then, the conclusion of the passage states the comic
may achieve popularity by renouncing the loss of art.
The serious dramatist can achieve popularity only
by adhering rigidly to a pattern of artistic form.
So here at the end, we really have as well flashed out the
between what an audience is expecting from the comedy versus
Nothing too much new has been added, and
we are ready to go to the questions.