If "drama" depends on "structure," a great deal that has been called
"dramatic"--monologues for example or the definition of the genre as in
separate voices rather than third or first person--is all dismissed. I don't
see why you assume any such "structure."
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Subject: Re: Furnished flats (was: Small correction)
Richard Seddon wrote:
> On page 112 of his "T.S. Eliot's Poetry and Plays", Grover Smith
> discusses "Sweeney A." as a play. He assigns it as the play (skit in
> Smith's words) that Eliot was referring to on page 147 of "The Use of
> Poetry and The Use of Criticism" Harvard UP, Cambridge; 1996.
Thanks. Whether or not Eliot or Smith calls SA a drama, I still need
convincing that it is one. Just calling it one doesn't convince me. My
requirement would be the dramatic structure. A skit, I think, is by
definition lacking in one. What I'm asking for is a demonstration that SA
has a dramatic structure or that there are other desiderata SA fulfills
that show it to be a drama.