On poetic types or on more?

Author: Fořt, Bohumil
Source document: Theatralia. 2020, vol. 23, iss. 1, pp. 54-61
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Otakar Zich's On Poetic Types (1917–1918) represents not only an early contribution of his to the field of art theory in general and poetics in particular, but it also embodies important evidence documenting the process of the development of the author's theoretical views and interests. As such, the concrete ideas present in the study more or less directly correlate with Zich's later contributions to the fields of theatre and drama studies as well as semiotics and aesthetics. The ideas in On Poetic Types, however, also mirror the wider theoretical and methodological context of a particular period and stage of research. As such, Zich's suggestions can also be compared to ongoing and further developments within his fields of interest.
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