THE AESTHETICON is a single work, a tetralogy of libretti, of verse plays which tell of aesthetic generation, each generation personified in a goddess, Pandora, Galatea, Amaron, Nyx: Pandora, the fanciful origination of Man; Galatea, the sensual propagation of Art; Amaron, the imaginary genesis of the Artist; Nyx, the sterile breeding of Style. Greek-like, the Aristotelian form is by nature observed: id est, each libretti, each play, each section assumes the mythical persona of a goddess; then, amending Aristotle, each section compasses time, as is suitable to each in the mounting of time historically; each, a comedy composed in that meter suitable to human, English breath, to the human heartbeat, iambic pentameter.
Pandora: iambic tetrameter; one day; mythical past; comedy
Galatea: iambic pentameter; one week; antiquity; comedy
Amaron: variable; one lifetime; recent past; comedy
Nyx: iambic tetrameter; real time; near future; tragic-comedy