What is mimesis in theater?
According to Aristotle, mimesis is the imitation of nature, or its transformation through art, specifically through theater and poetry.
This principle was adopted by classical writers in the 17th century. It involves imitating reality so that the spectators forget the theatrical illusion. Mimesis therefore governs the notion of credibility.
In the 17th century, it was also the imitation of the Ancients, ancient authors. However, this Greek-Roman aesthetic must be adapted to the era of Louis XIV, particularly to the rules of propriety.
Page Facebook: CoursJulien