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Poetics Primer

If you like live performance and you don’t love Aristotle and his Poetics, then you need to devour this article to understand the basic living structure that creates the being of any worthwhile dramatic presentation.

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Star Articles

Now that we’ve established the provenance of United Stage, let’s take a look at some superstar Boles Blogs Network articles that would’ve been originally published here in this blog:

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The Playwrights Speak

When we started 14 years ago, several strong-willed, and brave, Playwrights immediately joined our cause.  Here are their pioneering words as they became proud “citizens” in our worldwide, United Stage, cause:

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United We Write and Direct

Here are some of the founding ideas of from 14 years ago that led us to expand the portal today:

For over 25 years, The United Stage has served as a worldwide consortium for over 25,000 international Theatre professionals and amateurs who vehemently believe Playwrights must direct the original production of their plays in order for their vision to be wholly realized on stage.  There are no dues or membership fees to join.  No one makes any money off this site or off the idea or implementation of this entity.  We ask only for your support as Citizens of what we consider to be the paramount Playwright’s Project in the world.  United We Write & Direct.  Divided We Write.

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This is the United Stage

We welcome you to the new home of the United Stage!  Since November 25, 1996, we were a website dedicated to supporting Playwrights who wanted to direct their own plays.

Now, as United Stage becomes a blog, we find ourselves still supporting our founding mandate, but we have expanded our world view to dig deeper into how Aristotle and his Poetics continue to unearth our divine rhythms to affect our human motivations in the world.

We look forward to expanding our definition and understanding of our universe in live performance!

Humility in Adoration

The lesson of Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus is that a King can fall if he does not humbly accept and respect the necessary love of the people.

When a leader fails to acknowledge the ecstasy of those in need of protection and refuses to accept the process of governance, the unfortunate result is a turning of the people against the power that can topple a regime and its civilization.

Coriolanus, though a King, could never rise above being anything more than a savage warrior who treated those who adored him with a poisonous disdain and his inability to accept what he viewed as unreasonable affection led him down to betrayal, treason and into his own death.

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