Narrative Structure: Aristotle & Bharata Muni

EARLY LITERARY THEORY The search for the earliest analysis of literary theory led me first to Aristotle and then later to Bharata Muni. Aristotle came first due to his connection to western culture. His text Poetics helped outline early literary theory as well as outline the “Three Act Model”. Both of these are important to…

The First Movie: From Antiquity – 1906

  The short answer for the question, “What is the first movie?”, depends on your definition of a movie.  Are you looking for the earliest projected image?  Then the answer would be  images that were projected through Magic Lanterns, a centuries old device comprised of a light source and glass.  The first projection using film…