Has the conception of the peripety, as an almost obligatory element in drama, any significance for the modern playwright?
But Theodore Kremer, who very possibly never heard of peripety, would do exactly the same thing.
When a pupil brings in a play in favor of polygamy, Baker declines to argue but talks instead about peripety.
In the third act of Othello we have a peripety handled with consummate theatrical skill.
Two parts of the Plot, then, peripety and Discovery, are on matters of this sort.