tragicomedy


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a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating

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a comedy with serious elements or overtones

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The PDP spokesmen added: 'It is a tragicomedy. We never expected Mr President to dramatically come this low because you cannot have a certificate and be calling it an attestation.
Prior to last Monday's tragicomedy, it was widely assumed that the administration ticket would be the one fielded by PDP-LABAN.
Meanwhile, the sudden oath-taking of Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the new House Speaker, replacing Pantaleon Alvarez, was compared to a 'tragicomedy' by Carlos.
Washington Square is the unabridged audiobook rendition of the classic, tragicomedy novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial story in 1880.
Yet it has degenerated into a tragicomedy of Shakespearean proportions.
The tragicomedy is based on works by Kshishtof Bize and presents the heart-breaking stories of three women, representing three generations.
Measure for Measure is nevertheless among those Shakespeare plays to which the term tragicomedy is occasionally applied.
A blend of tragicomedy and waning romance, The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath explores uncomfortable material with biting humor.
The funky Barrow Street Theater is a good fit for this sweetly demented tragicomedy set in Worcester County, Mass., in one of the last movie houses in the state that still runs giant film reels on a 35-millimeter projector.
(1) While their tragicomedies were remarkably popular with audiences and influential on other playwrights throughout the seventeenth century, the burgeoning genre of tragicomedy was also maligned as an aesthetically impure form of drama for its mingling of comedy and tragedy, seemingly against the decorum of neoclassical poetics.
Fletcher's A King and No King, together with "the validity of a generically framed dramatic argument and the questionable emotional impact of a tragicomedy's denouement," is the subject of Peter Byrne's essay on generic dialectic.
"Good Bye, Lenin", a 2003 German tragicomedy film, was also shown, in the presence of the German Embassy staff, cultural savvies and cinema fans.
In this five-hour stand-up tragicomedy, abstract "jokes" took the form of poems, dances, and even philosophical fables.
While Guyon sought to destroy these two extremes, Renaissance tragicomedy attempted to "span both sides of this divide--representing absolutist ideology while giving credence to parliamentary concerns--without simply excluding one of them" (182).
Credit to the Drama League, too, for helping to sprinkle some Eastern European tragicomedy in a Fringe program filled with lighter fare.