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The original Drama Triangle article:
Karpman, S. (1968). Fairy tales and script drama analysis. Transactional Analysis Bulletin, 7(26), 39-43, (reprinted on this website and in my book Collected Papers in Transactional Analysis).
The first comprehensive book on the Drama Triangle:
Karpman, S. (2014) A Game Free Life: The New Transactional Analysis of Intimacy, Openness, and Happiness: San Francisco. Drama Triangle Publications. ISBN-13: 978-0-9905867-0-8.
The recent book of 35 papers and notes of collated published and unpublished papers:
Karpman, S. (2019) Collected Papers in Transactional Analysis. San Francisco. Drama Triangle Publications. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-22156-4.
Please see 30 additional articles on this website at
and three 2019 articles---find by Search and Archives at www.IJTARP.org