Georges Polti

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Georges Polti or George Polti (15 December 1867 – June 1946) was a French writer, best-known today for his list of thirty-six dramatic situations.

Polti was born 15 December 1867 in Providence, Rhode Island.[1][2] He died in June 1946 in Paris (hospital Boucicault).[3]

Works[edit]

  • La théorie des tempéraments et leur pratique, Paris: G. Carré, 1889.
  • Les trente-six situations dramatiques, Paris: Édition du "Mercure de France", 1895.
  • Les Cuirs de boeuf : un miracle en XII vitraux, outre un prologue invectif, Paris: Édition du Mercure de France, 1899.
  • Timidité de Shakespeare, Paris: Éditions de l'Humanité nouvelle, 1900.
  • L'art d'inventer les personnages. Translated as Art of Inventing Characters (ISBN 0-89984-388-3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ René-Pierre Colin, 'Georges Polti: théorie et pratique du théâtre', in Bernadette Bost et al, eds., Impossibles théâtres: XIXe-XXe siècles, Comp'Act, 2005, pp.142ff.
  2. ^ His birth year is often given – for example, in the Library of Congress name authority file – as 1868.
  3. ^ André Lebois, Alfred Jarry: l'irremplaçable, Cercle du livre, 1950, p.113

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