The Aristotilian Elements

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The Aristotilian Elements
In his Poetics, Aristotle named six elements
of theatre.
He also ranked them in order of importance.
1. Plot- The overall dramatic action
and the arrangement of the dramatic
action
2. Character- The people that carry out
the dramatic action
3. Theme or Thought- The central idea
or message of the playwright
4. Diction- The words of the characters
and how they speak
5. Music- Everything that is heard
6. Spectacle- Everything you see
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