This term refers to plays that do not adhere to Aristotle's theory as advocated in Poetics. Specifically claimed as a position by Bertolt Brecht in his theoretical essays, and common in much non-naturalistic modern and contemporary drama, such anti-Aristotelian works are frequently called anti-neoclassicist plays (referring back to the French dramas of the 17th and 18th centuries). (See also Aristotelian)

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