The Well Educated Mind/ Part Two/ Chapter 8/ The World Stage.
Here we must deal with Plays, drama, stage action, scripts, etc. The topic of this chapter stands on plays, it takes one in a journey starting from Greece, oddly enough, as they are the founders, in a way, of the many theatrical existence nowadays. The chapter gives a revision of the past, explaining the characteristics of tragedy, comedy and drama, it gives us a view of its history, its formation and finally its application then and now. A curious aspect of this chapter is how it compares and contrasts the other kinds of writing seen before, novels, autobiographies, historical books, despite it being true that she constantly mentions them all throughout the book, on this particular chapter, as well as on chapter 9, she (Susan Wise) gives a wider range of information towards such comparison and contrast. The end of the chapter, after thoroughly reviewing all different aspects of the play and its respective consistencies, gives us once again a list of wondrous plays to look at and read.