CONTENTS
Introduction: The Five Key Terms of Dramatismxv
PART ONE -- WAYS OF PLACEMENT
I. CONTAINER AND THING CONTAINED3
The Scene-Act Ratio3
The Scene-Agent Ratio7
Further Instances of These Ratios9
Ubiquity of the Ratios11
Range of All the Ratios15
II. ANTINOMIES OF DEFINITION21
Paradox of Substance21
Contextual Definition24
Familial Definition26
Survey of Terms for Substance29
Dialectic Substance33
The Paradox of Purity35
Dialectic of Tragedy38
Actus and Status41
Universal Motives as Substance43
Intrinsic and Extrinsic46
The Rhetoric of Substance51
Two Kinds of Departure53
The Centrality of Substance55
III. SCOPE AND REDUCTION59
The Representative Anecdote59
The Way of Creation62
Act as Locus of Motives64
The "Grounds" of Creation69

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