Psychodrama and Sociodrama : Aristotelian Catharsis Revisited

  • Dina Abd Elsalam
  • Published 2015


In the 4 century B.C, Aristotle was to highlight the healing power of drama. He argued in the Poetics that drama has a therapeutic effect on the spectators, since it exposes them to a high level of emotional pressure, so much so that when the dramatic tension is resolved, the spectators eventually attain catharsis. His formulations were basically a reaction… (More)


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